seeksadventure: (Sons of Anarchy space not just air)
Still working on putting together the master list for my second round of 101 in 1001, but you can read what I've written so far. Writing and personal are the two biggest categories at the moment, and I don't really see that changing, but we will see.

In the process of putting together the first 48 items, I decided what my first solo writing project of the year will be. I'm not ready to share a ton of details yet (mostly because I'm still working that out for myself), but it's a siblings + road trip book, and I think it will be fun.

In other writing news, during December Sarah and I took a hiatus from the rewrite of Talking Dead, but we have scheduled our first writing day to get back to it (this Sunday, because I have family plans on Saturday). I hope our time off was enough of a break; we basically wrote first drafts of five books in 2014, and then half a rewrite on Talking Dead, and we were burning out. We took the time to write some stuff that was just for fun. Now it's time to get back to work. Our goal is to finish Talking Dead and query agents within the first six months of the year (maybe the first three months, depending on how fast we can get back up to speed).

Adventures-wise, Saturday I have a mini road trip planned with some friends to go visit my sister, her husband, and my brother. It's a belated holiday celebration for us, a gift exchange and a dinner, and I think it will be fun. Then I go back to Kansas City for a week to finish packing, and next weekend, I move. It will be nice to have all my things in one place, especially my books and art supplies. Tomorrow, I intend to go get a library card here before I meet up with a high school friend for lunch, but we will see if I can manage that.
seeksadventure: (Sons of Anarchy great wide open)
So back between April 4, 2008 and December 31, 2010, I did that 101 things in 1001 days thing that was going around. Some of them were big things, some were little things, some I completed, some I didn't, but it was an awesome experience. I'm struggling with a lot of changes in my life, and searching for what I want to do next, and I thought it might be a good time to start up another round. (The first one was basically all of law school and the very beginning of my legal practice. Fitting that this is what comes next.)

I'm going to create a master list and will link to it when it's ready, and I hope that I will blog more when I have specific things to talk about. I'm also hoping it will kick my goal setting into high gear.

I'll be doing mine between January 1, 2015, and September 28, 2017 (or so ... I am tempted to make it be until September 30, because I like ending at the end of a month).

So, what kind of things are you hoping to do in the next few years?
seeksadventure: (horizon to chase)
(Did you know that if you take allergy medicine on an empty stomach [and by empty, I mean I hadn't eaten or drank anything all day], you will end up passing out on the couch for approximately six hours? After being dizzy and nauseous? Learn from me, eat first!)

I am a list maker. Mostly I make To Do lists, daily lists and lifetime lists and everything in between, including To Read and To Watch and To Buy lists. The other day, [ profile] jenna_thorn posted about the opposite of a Bucket List (and she, in turn, was inspired by [ profile] celli's reverse bucket list), and I was intrigued by it.

Basically, the Reverse Bucket List is a list of things of awesome (cool, interesting, entertaining, fun, etc.) things you have already accomplished (as opposed to the things you want to do before you die). Part of the reason I'm so interested in this is that I turn thirty on my next birthday and I love milestone birthdays.

I am still working on my list, but I'm really curious about yours. What are the awesome things you've done? (Based on your definition of awesome, of course.)

Awesome Things (A Reverse Bucket List)(in progress)

+ Got my motorcycle license and rode some fantastic motorcycles
+ Planned and executed a wonderful 50th anniversary for my parents
+ Spent my childhood summers traveling across country with my father in his big truck
+ Earned a B.A. (with honors) in writing and publishing, the first person in my family to graduate from college
+ Worked the most amazing legal job ever in Redmond, Washington
+ Published book reviews, short stories, poetry, articles, and columns
+ Spent an amazing summer working as a live-in nanny in Ohio and California based on a last-minute whim
+ Hawaii, just everything I've ever done in Hawaii
+ Explored Barcelona with friends and no chaperons during high school
+ Edited hundreds of stories, mostly for friends and family, and got to read some of the most amazing writing ever
+ Talked writing and the creative process with one of my favorite actors and did not sound like an idiot
+ Participated in (and frequently started) guerrilla poetry performances
+ Rocked some major book signings and book releases while working at the bookstore (including a Clinton signing)

Show me your lists!

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