This is an area I care a whole lot about, that I haven't really shared here, mostly because its been 5 years since I undertook a big writing project.
- Finish and illustrate my first children's book (The Woodcutter and the Wolf-King)
- At least finish the rough draft for a few novellas that have been kicking around in my head for over 10 years (Prodigal, The Amberstone, Where the Lilies Truly Grow [btw, despite its name, not a romance novel....more of a fairy-tale about 3 kids traveling to the end of the world with the body of their father])
- Finish the screenplay for the first 2 seasons of Sojourners, a sci-fi steampunk adventure in which I have been drafted to be the principal screenwriter. I am not, the creative genius behind it, nor the final say, so this will be interesting
- Rework my Joan of Arc Screenplay
SEWING & CRAFTING
I thought a good and reasonable goal would be to sew/craft 3 things every month, something for myself, something for someone else, and something practical/UFO (unfinished object..I've got tubs worth). About my "Everyday Lord of the Rings Inspired Clothes", I have spent so much time planning and analyzing, its about time I just churn some of these out.
- "Eowyn" Everyday Lord of the Rings inspired dresses (Green Gown, Shieldmaiden, Dernhelm) with stenciling/printing on the fabric. Plus belt. Nursing Friendly. Minimum 4 outfits
- "Arwen" Everyday Lord of the Rings dresses. Plus Everyday Elven Circlets. (Bloodred Gown, Grecian-looking "Bridge Dress") Maternity Friendly. Nursing Friendly
- Hobbit-ish bodices & chemise-shirts (18th cent-ish)
- Medieval-esque tunics
- Leather bags & accessories for my Dwarven Adventure Woman outfit (Vikingish)
- Mara-Jade blaster pack
- Princess Leia for everyday, because it will make Isaiah happy
Write about the kids every week.
- Write one blog post every week, about the kids.
- Write up the projects I do every month (see above), so at least 3 more posts.
HOME-MAKING LIKE RIVENDELL
I really want to get at the heart of home-making, that is, making my house (appartment) feel like the Last Homely House in middle earth...a place where kids remember firelight and laughter and singing around lanterns.
- Make banners, and medieval wall hangings, lanterns, and a fake fire
- Focusing on building traditions and rituals that makes a house a warm, happy, joyful place.
- Restart Hebrew, to the point I can read 3 chapters of Tanakh every day
- Possibly this is the year I convince Josh to start learning Greek with me....
- Help my Dad with his book