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  1. Lynda R Young
    June 9, 2019 @ 19:23

    Yep, spec fic is my thing too.
    I like your word count writing goal. It’s doable! (although some days, even then will be a struggle–that’s what I’ve found anyway.)

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  2. Toi Thomas
    June 7, 2019 @ 08:55

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
    I too enjoy the speculative genres. I like the limitless possibilities.
    I hope you are able to bypass depression as you work on your writing goals. It’s harder to come out of depression than to avoid it, but still, I recognize that even that isn’t easy. I’ve found that sometimes I need a complete change from my norm to turn things around. Whatever you choose to face this obstacle, I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    So much good stuff happening right now. Thanks for sharing it all.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:49

      Thank you and thanks for visiting with me too.

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  3. Madeline Mora-Summonte
    June 6, 2019 @ 15:28

    Hang in there, Juneta! Focus on those great goals you’ve set. You can do it!

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:47

      Thank you.

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  4. J.S. Pailly
    June 6, 2019 @ 13:50

    I’m impressed by your “leverage.” Writing can be a great way to tackle whatever adversities life throws at us.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:46

      Thank you. Happy IWSG!

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  5. Chrys Fey
    June 6, 2019 @ 13:33

    I love that break-down for writing goals. It could work with any type of goal really, and gets us to think in reasonable and productive ways. I can see how that can be motivating. Thanks for the information about the summer writing event.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:45

      Glad you like it. Thank you for visiting.

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  6. Adrienne Reiter
    June 6, 2019 @ 11:08

    I think all writers worth their salt go through the entire emotional experience in loops. I agree with Lynn, the best is yet to come. Happy IWSG!

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:44

      Thank you. Happy IWSG to you too.

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  7. Tamara Ann Narayan
    June 6, 2019 @ 10:50

    Good luck with your writing goals. Slumps can really suck the life out of you. I guess instead of “just put one foot in front of the other”, it’s “just type one word after another” for us writer’s.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:42

      Good point, thank you.

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  8. Steven Arellano Rose
    June 6, 2019 @ 00:50

    Sounds like a good breakdown of writing goals. I can use ones like that. Thanks for sharing!

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:39

      You’re welcome, thanks for visiting.

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  9. Damyanti
    June 5, 2019 @ 19:50

    All the best with your goals–hope you regain your energy and motivation soon. Thankyou for sharing the calls for submissions–will also pass them on to friends who might be interested.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:33

      Your welcome. Thank you for visiting.

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  10. Karen Lynn
    June 5, 2019 @ 18:55

    I’m looking forward to the Summer of Fiction Writing, too. I can’t wait to smash some goals!

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:32

      Good Luck.

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  11. Sadira Stone
    June 5, 2019 @ 18:47

    I hope the clouds clear soon and your inner sun shines through. Setting clear goals shows your determination. I wish you strength and peace.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:30

      Thank you.

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  12. Olga Godim
    June 5, 2019 @ 18:31

    Sorry you feel depressed. I guess it happens to all of us once in a while. Hope you’ll feel better soon.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:29

      Thank you for visiting with me.

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  13. Lynn La Vita
    June 5, 2019 @ 17:58

    Dear Juneta,
    Please know you are loved, wanted, and needed. If you want proof, please re-read these comments by fellow writers. You are a true and unique treasure. The best is yet to come. Hugs.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:21

      I”m melted. Thank you.

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  14. Kim Lajevardi
    June 5, 2019 @ 17:46

    Speculative speaks to me as well. In addition to being able to suspend disbelief and just go where the story takes you, I also enjoy creating the resulting characters those circumstances birth. More often than not, there’s an inherent logic to why “people” are who they are. Speculative demonstrates that more clearly than any other genre.

    Great post!

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:18

      So true. Great observations.

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  15. Pat Hatt
    June 5, 2019 @ 17:19

    A hodgepodge isn’t a bad way to be. Ugg have the 1000 year old feeling too, not fun.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:16

      No it’s not. Thanks for visiting.

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  16. CV Grehan
    June 5, 2019 @ 17:06

    Those are achievable goals, Juneta! You’ve broken them into bits. That’s the way to do it.

    When I was 40, and feeling old at THAT age, I overheard a 90-ish woman say, “Oh, to be 65 again.”
    Suddenly I felt quite young. 🙂

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:14

      Thanks, lol, that is a song too, When I’m 65… Beatles I think.

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  17. Sarah Foster
    June 5, 2019 @ 17:04

    Good luck with your writing goals!
    Speculative fiction definitely sounds cool because you can bring in other elements from different genres as well.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:13

      I do like speculative fiction. Thank you.

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  18. Jemi Fraser
    June 5, 2019 @ 15:49

    I hear ya! That fear of success/failure and watching life zip by is huge! It’s SO hard to take the next steps each and every day!!!

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:12

      So true, thanks for visiting with me.

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  19. ChemistKen
    June 5, 2019 @ 15:32

    Focusing yourself by setting goals is a good thing to do, and something I need to become better at doing.

    As far as genres go, I’m beginning to think my niche should be speculative fiction, since I like to mix and match fantasy along with science to get the best of both worlds.

    Good luck with your goals.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:12

      Thank you.

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  20. Anna
    June 5, 2019 @ 14:44

    I’m beginning to see that most authors are full of hope and share how they see the future. It’s lovely. Really lovely. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:11

      Thanks for visiting with me.

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  21. C. Lee McKenzie
    June 5, 2019 @ 13:19

    I hope you dodge the depression bullet. I didn’t this year, and it was not a good experience. The only thing that helped me was a lot of exercise. I spent more time working out, hiking and walking than I ever have. I’m rounding the corner and keeping you in my thoughts.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:11

      Its struggle but hanging in. Thank you.

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  22. Loni Townsend
    June 5, 2019 @ 13:14

    Depression sucks. I’ve been there. I hope you pull through and you regain your enthusiasm and energy!

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:09

      Thank you Loni

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  23. Jacqui Murray
    June 5, 2019 @ 12:51

    What a ton of information, Juneta. I too like well-done speculative fiction that makes me believe what I thought was impossible isn’t.

    I like the outline for the class. It fits my orderly approach to writing.

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    • admin2
      June 8, 2019 @ 22:08

      Thanks for visiting Jacqui.

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  24. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor
    June 5, 2019 @ 11:19

    Your section on “My Leverage” really struck a chord with me as I’m an {ahem} older writer. I love how you’ve broken down your goals and ways of measuring them. I have no doubt that you’ll succeed!

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    • admin2
      June 5, 2019 @ 12:13

      Holly Lisle is the one that broke them down. I used her method to apply to my own goals. That is the first lesson in the free summer fiction event I posted above. I’m older too, at least past middle age, 55. Thank you.

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  25. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    June 5, 2019 @ 10:53

    I feel the same way although I’m not a thousand years old.
    Thanks for plugging the IWSG events!

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    • admin2
      June 5, 2019 @ 12:17

      I am sorry to hear you feel that way too because it AIN\T a fun place to be or feel. One day and one step at a time. *sighs.* You are welcome. I try to always catch the major things for IWSG.

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  26. Nicki Elson
    June 5, 2019 @ 10:41

    I hope you re-find your focus and writing confidence soon, Juneta, but don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re so good to set specific goals. Keep working toward them, even when it feels like a sludge, and you’ll find yourself back in the groove again.

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    • admin2
      June 5, 2019 @ 12:18

      Thank you. I probably would not have been that specific except it is the Holly Lisle first lesson in the summer event. How to set goals. Thank you.

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  27. Pat Garcia
    June 5, 2019 @ 10:28

    Wishing you all the best with your writing class. But, what really caught my attention were your declarations. You know what you want and you’re training your mind to think like you’re already there and that is an awesome but sometimes difficult thing to do.
    All the best. Keep going, and you’ll make it.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    • admin2
      June 5, 2019 @ 12:19

      lol, yeah that is exactly what I am trying to do. Fake it till I make it. Thank you.

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  28. L. Diane Wolfe
    June 5, 2019 @ 08:54

    Paranormal is what I am writing right now.

    Thank you for the link to the summer writing.

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    • admin2
      June 5, 2019 @ 12:21

      So cool. I do love paranormal. You’re welcome. Holly Lisle is awesome and this is her first summer event and it is shaping up to be fun I think. She is writing along with us.

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  29. Natalie Aguirre
    June 5, 2019 @ 05:49

    Good luck with the writing class and meeting your goals over the summer. They sound like fantastic. I wish I could be that productive. And I like to read in multiple genres too. Like you, I like speculative fiction and also fantasy. I love when they mix genres in the stories.

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    • admin2
      June 5, 2019 @ 12:23

      I am not really that productive but as Pat Garcia said above in a way. I am trying to fake it until I make it. Me too, love when genre mixes although they do have to be careful I have seen some that did not do it well a few times, overall, yeah I like that too.

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