30 September 2013

Autumn Ambition

Happy Fall! 



 Fiery hues littered across tree-covered mountainsides make my heart sing, and autumn in NEPA always delivers a spectacular show. The leaves are just beginning their transformation. This season brings about my return to the kitchen, with soups, pastas, pumpkin and cinnamon filling my home with mouth-watering aromas.  An additional benefit of the season (for me) is the desire to curl up with notebook and pencil.  School days necessitate my schedule be ship-shape.  Oddly, the more I have to accomplish, the more organized I become, which brings about even greater productivity.  With that being said, I've (finally!) devised a set of goals - and am brave enough to post them.  Here goes.

*  Complete 10 remaining chapters in current historical novel.

*  Title historical novel.

*  Begin image search for cover design and submit to the fabulous Elaina Lee at ForTheMuseDesign.

*  Outline a contemporary novella.


I've got big dreams; an adventure is in the making...


8 comments:

  1. Wonderful goals, Nadja. Glad to see you making additional progress. I've been a bit of a goal-avoider lol! Haven't posted mine in a while. I should probably correct that :-)

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  2. I love autumn! It always makes me want to hunker down and bake.

    Good luck on your goals. I should make them, but...

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  3. It is much harder to set goals now that I'm working a day job! I found myself hesitating...because I know I'll have those days when I come home and have nothing creative left. LOL. But...setting my goals (and admitting them to you all) will motivate me! Have a fantastic day Angela and Gwen! Great to see you both.
    ...and Gwen, autumn makes me want to bake too...bake a lot! :}

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  4. You can do it, Nadja! Stay organized and stay focused.

    I used to like summer best of all, but the older I get, the more I love fall.

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  5. Ooh, it's always fun coming up with a title!
    I love curling up with a notebook and pen too - can't wait for NaNo!
    Mmm, cinnamon...

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  6. Oh, so do you have a dreamy title for us by now? *batting eyes* How about 10 completed chapters? What about... *getting distracted by cinnamon*

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  7. You're either Polish or Hungarian and gorgeous
    (with a name like NADJA NOT).
    I thank God for gettn to RITE to you.
    Perhaps you may take our RITEngs and produce
    the next best seller - and why NOT?
    You're the best in the west, girl. Go4it.
    Looky...

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    ~let these two words be the start of your journey~

    I looove RITErs;
    I looove giving'm new opportunities
    for thots/ideas/structural integrity,
    taking'm in a completely-new-direction:

    Why else does a moth fly FROM the night
    than to a bold, attractive candle Light??
    Don’t let His extravagant Brilliance be extinguished.
    You’re creative, yes?
    Then, fly-away with U.S. to the antidote…

    Whether you obtain moralityB4mortality to wiseabove
    or just glean tantalizing specimens for thy next best seller,
    you shall find in our blogs a lotta (subliminal) moxie
    which has taken this sinfull mortal yeeeeers to compile!
    I lay it ALL out for you, dear, with All-Star-Oxygems:

    Wouldn’t ya love an endless eternity
    of aplomBombs falling on thy indelible cranium?
    An XtraXcitinXpose with no zooillogical-expiration-date?
    An IQ much higher than K2 all-go-rhythm?
    An anti-establishment, savvy victory +
    avant-guarde-humility =
    you’re promptly astonished, ain’tcha?
    withe extraordinarily explosion of maelstrom mellowdramatic??
    Here’s what the exquisite, prolific GODy sed
    (with a most-excellent-detector of bull§ht):

    “Faith, hope, and love,
    the greatest of these is love –
    jump into faith…
    and you’ll VitSee with love”
    Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe (what I write);
    God believes in you.

    Meet me Upstairs, girl, where the Son never goes down
    from a super-passionate, lucrative iconoclasm where you’ll find
    nonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsX…
    of deluxe-HTTP [<- pi] opportunities for excitement BTW.

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    PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when they hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
    -our Lord Jesus to Saint Gertrude

    ...think about it, girl:
    if 1-outta-1 perishes in 88ish years;
    then, how WE sinfull mortals have lived
    is where we go for eternity, Up or Down,
    Seventh-Heaven or the Abyss o'Misery.
    Life is extremely tough now…
    yet, life’s extremely short now.
    And Satan’s working overtime
    to take over your indestructible soul.
    Don’t let him.
    I Choose Heaven.
    Choose.

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  8. You're either Polish or Hungarian and gorgeous
    (with a name like NADJA NOT).
    I thank God for gettn to RITE to you.
    Perhaps you may take our RITEngs and produce
    the next best seller - and why NOT?
    You're the best in the west, girl. Go4it.
    Looky...

    ‘philanthropic + epiphany’ (=so much to give + vision):
    ~let these two words be the start of your journey~

    I looove RITErs;
    I looove giving'm new opportunities
    for thots/ideas/structural integrity,
    taking'm in a completely-new-direction:

    Why else does a moth fly FROM the night
    than to a bold, attractive candle Light??
    Don’t let His extravagant Brilliance be extinguished.
    You’re creative, yes?
    Then, fly-away with U.S. to the antidote…

    Whether you obtain moralityB4mortality to wiseabove
    or just glean tantalizing specimens for thy next best seller,
    you shall find in our blogs a lotta (subliminal) moxie
    which has taken this sinfull mortal yeeeeers to compile!
    I lay it ALL out for you, dear, with All-Star-Oxygems:

    Wouldn’t ya love an endless eternity
    of aplomBombs falling on thy indelible cranium?
    An XtraXcitinXpose with no zooillogical-expiration-date?
    An IQ much higher than K2 all-go-rhythm?
    An anti-establishment, savvy victory +
    avant-guarde-humility =
    you’re promptly astonished, ain’tcha?
    withe extraordinarily explosion of maelstrom mellowdramatic??
    Here’s what the exquisite, prolific GODy sed
    (with a most-excellent-detector of bull§ht):

    “Faith, hope, and love,
    the greatest of these is love –
    jump into faith…
    and you’ll VitSee with love”
    Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe (what I write);
    God believes in you.

    Meet me Upstairs, girl, where the Son never goes down
    from a super-passionate, lucrative iconoclasm where you’ll find
    nonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsX…
    of deluxe-HTTP [<- pi] opportunities for excitement BTW.

    Do it. Do the deed, dude. Sign into the Big-Zaftig-House.

    PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when they hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
    -our Lord Jesus to Saint Gertrude

    ...think about it, girl:
    if 1-outta-1 perishes in 88ish years;
    then, how WE sinfull mortals have lived
    is where we go for eternity, Up or Down,
    Seventh-Heaven or the Abyss o'Misery.
    Life is extremely tough now…
    yet, life’s extremely short now.
    And Satan’s working overtime
    to take over your indestructible soul.
    Don’t let him.
    I Choose Heaven.
    Choose.

    ReplyDelete