2019 Second-Quarter Goals Review

Back in April, I set goals for the second quarter of the year after reviewing the first quarter. Because I knew the training program I had recently entered would demand the overwhelming majority of my time for at least the next ten weeks, I cut my plans back from what I had originally envisioned back in January even further. Now that the second quarter has come to an end (and I have a day off), here’s a look at how I’ve managed to do compared to those much-reduced goals, and some new goals for the third quarter. Continue reading “2019 Second-Quarter Goals Review”

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2019 First-Quarter Goals Review

At the end of 2018, after looking back over my performance on my miscellaneous goals for that year, I set goals for the first quarter of this year. And with that quarter now over for more than a week, while I’m so busy lately I have little time to spare, I’ve now taken a few minutes to look back over the first quarter to see how well I managed to keep up with the goals I set. Continue reading “2019 First-Quarter Goals Review”

Shine Cycle 2018 Goals Review, 2019 First Quarter Goals

As the civil year comes to a close, I have been considering how the last year has gone and what I want to achieve in the coming months, starting with a pure retrospective on Strategic Primer on Wednesday and continuing with my “miscellaneous” goals for the year that was and the coming quarter on SaturdayA. Today, I’m turning at last to consider whether I met my goals for the Shine Cycle, my fantasy series-in-preparation, and to set out my goals in that quarter for the next three months. Continue reading “Shine Cycle 2018 Goals Review, 2019 First Quarter Goals”

Shine Cycle Character Profile: Octavia

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Octavia – Knight and a clerk in the Imperial Service. She is noted for winning the amateur division of the Imperial Cup in cross country in the years her sister Elva did not, for her unwillingness to take a promotion she feels another deserves more, and for her courage under fire. Continue reading “Shine Cycle Character Profile: Octavia”

Shine Cycle Character Profile: Celia

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Celia – Bard, Princess of the Bardic Lands, King’s Harpist of the Empire, and great-mage. A powerful weather-mage, second only to Windstorm, and one of the King’s most trusted associates. Continue reading “Shine Cycle Character Profile: Celia”