My Goals, Writing, and A Commitment.

Hey there!

In this next blog challenge, we were asked to consider our goals for writing. You would think this would be easy, but it wasn’t. I had a hard time putting into words what it is I want. I had to set aside any notions within myself that I assumed were cliche and be honest. Isn’t that the point? If not, then why do it at all? So let’s get real, my darlings.

Here we go!


My Writing Goals:

~ Write something that creates an emotion within a reader. {Preferably positive.}
~ Have an avid fan of one {or more} of my works.
~ Maintain a consistent blog.
~ Get paid for writing something.
~ Publish a novel.
~ Finish: An October Midnight, Email Your Dreams and my {Untitled} Zombie Novel.
~ Edit Devastate and start on the sequel.
~ Write {possibly collab on} a horror anthology {or any genre, honestly}.

Why do you have a blog?

I have a blog because I have a vision.

It’s not grandiose.
Or unique from someone else’s.
It won’t change the world.
And yes, it’s probably been done before.

But it’s my vision.

I see images, scenes, and stories in my head that revolve around a character, or group of characters, that want their story told. Maybe somewhere out there in the world, someone else has an idea that’s similar to my characters and their stories.

But they’re not my characters.

I think about Iris and her commitment to her daughter even though her job is demanding and her city is under attack. Or Jade and her band of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. Edgar’s soft heart and weakness to top off his addiction. Then there’s Sasha who wants to know the meaning of her dreams and Blair with her complicated relationship online. I think about Harper and her journey to college, Thea’s new adventure in space or even Sammi and Breah who are lost in a world of death.

Sure, you don’t know them.
But you should.

They have great tales to tell, and I feel it is my sole responsibility to share it for them. I have an enormous task ahead, but I know I can do it.

I have to.

What do you want to accomplish with it {your blog}?

My goal with my blog is simple.

– I want to share my characters and stories.
– I want to encourage other writers.
– I want to express myself one post at a time. (;

How exactly will that pan out?
I couldn’t tell you.

All I can do is try my hardest to put my characters on screen and hope that someone out there might want to read it. As for encouraging, I may never know that I did it, but maybe I’ve helped someone else in their writing endeavors too.

Why do you write?

I write because I want to explore my character’s journey. I hope that someone else will enjoy the adventure too, but ultimately, I write for me and my characters.

Where would you like to see yourself as a writer five years from now?

Five years from now, I am successfully writing every day.

I’ve been consistently blogging and have impacted someone with what content I have available. More than likely, I’ve edited Devastate and am working to finish my final edits with An October Midnight or Email Your Dreams. I know I won’t be finished with my {Untitled} Zombie Novel, but I’m close. (: I have also successfully written and published in a horror anthology.

Ten years from now?

Ten years from now, I have published a novel. Not quite sure which one it is yet, but one of them is out there for all the world to see.

I have continued my blogging, have a steady following, and impacted two people with something I’ve written. Devastate has been edited and its sequel is almost complete. An October Midnight and Email Your Dreams are hits that have been available for some time now. My {Untitled} Zombie Novel now has a name! Yay! And I’m rounding the corner of completion. Which, of course, means that I’ll be editing soon and it will be excellent! Oh, and I wrote another story for a collaboration concerning another anthology. Woohoo! I’m on fire.

I’ve started something else. More details to come in the future.


Well, now that this is out there for the world to see, I have some real steps that need to be taken to get here. {Was this the point all along? Haha.} I can’t wait until I can repost this as my status for a blog because all of the things are true. Here’s to a future of ten years that include writing, me succeeding in my goals, and you all still enjoying my content. Who knows, we may even have a name like Galacta-Pandas or something by then. (;

Head over here, here, and here to see everyone else’s goals before you go.

Until Next Time,


It’s time for a mini challenge. :D




I love pandas.
They’re adorable, fluffy, and fantastic. How could I not?


I love fresh fruit, cold sparkling water, and that we are in the summertime. With the warmer temperatures I can fish, swim, paddle board and tan. All of which are some of my favorite things to do. <3


I am currently reading the book Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson. It was our book club book for the discord server I’m in, but I don’t think anyone else is currently reading it. I’ve decided to try and push through. I can sort of see a story in here somewhere. :D


I haven’t been watching too much television as of late. I’ve been binge-watching my movies. {In case you don’t know me all that well, I own quite a few movies. xD} I just finished watching the first four Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I still need to watch the most recent one to “finish the series” this time around but plan to do that tomorrow.

I saw a few older movies too: The Parent Trap, Chasing Liberty and First Daughter. They were on Fox the other day, so I decided to watch them from start to finish.

I also watched Born in China for the first time ever. It’s a Disney Nature film that features a panda family among a few others. {Surprise! Haha.} I thought it was pretty cute.


I have been listening to a lot of gaming music. While catching up on my writing for Camp NaNoWriMo, I need some good music that doesn’t have a lot of vocals and gaming music does the job. I also have been listening to a lot of Chill Dubstep. :)

{Thinking About}

I have been thinking about taking some trips and camping. I recently saw Mount Rushmore and Sioux Falls which sparked some sort of traveling bug inside of me. Now I want to go see the Niagra Falls, the Grand Canyon, and Ol’ Faithful.

Camping has also been a thing I’ve wanted to do since summer started. I want to ditch work for a couple of days and sleep in a tent in some random forest where I can fish and eat campfire food. It sounds magical. <3


I have been anticipating getting a puppy for well over a year.

Anyone who knows me, knows I want a dog. I can’t have one until we move so I’m counting down the days until I can have one.

I can’t wait!!!


I wish I had a house. :D

If I have a home, I get a dog. xD

My wants/desires are simplistic in nature. <3

{Making Me Happy}

My honey and my cats make me happy. They’re always excited to see me when I get home, and it makes me feel loved.

My sister-in-law asked me to be her maid-of-honor, and that makes me happy! I’ve never been one before! :D But I’m glad she trusts me enough to do the job.

The discord server I’m in makes me happy. I’ve met so many amazing people with so much experience/talent. It’s a privilege to interact with them as I do and I love being a part of their crowd. :D


That’s it for the “currently” challenge.
Check back next month to see what I’m up to.
Link your response below in the comments.

Until Next Time,