Jamie Ayres is hosting the What Are Your 18 Things Blogfest in celebration of the release of her book 18 Things.
All you have to do is blog about things on your bucket list. If you don’t have a bucket list, you should, and now is the perfect time to start! If you’re not sure what a bucket list is (blasphemy!), it’s something completely personal that each person should do (IMHO). It’s a great reminder that gives an extra boost to live life to the fullest and keep us looking forward, even when life wants to drag us down sometimes. Finish a marathon? Read the top 100 books? I’m looking for fun, heart-pumping, poignant, or inspirational things that you want to want to do, or maybe already crossed off your list. And it doesn’t have to be 18 Things . . . it can be anywhere from 1-18 things (I just needed my title to get out there. Marketing trolls said so!)Here are my 18 things, some achieved and some still to be done (and some are just big dreams. What's the point of dreaming if we can't dream big, right?):
2 - Complete and publish my children's chapter book.
3 - Complete and publish all three of my urban fantasy novels.
4 - Get my three picture books published.
5 - Write and publish my Skinny Dreaming book.
6 - Finish my flash fiction anthology and publish it.
7 - Finish and publish my YA novel.
8 - Write a writing guide.
9 - Have a house built the way my husband and I have always wanted.
10 - Go skydiving.
11 - Go bungee cord jumping (over water).
12 - Go to a writer's conference.
16 - Go to a country I have never been to before. (I've already been to the US, Mexico, England, Wales and Scotland.)
17 - Run writing workshops for kids. (I used to run a writing club for kids from home that my kids and their friends joined, but I want to do this on a larger scale. It makes me sad that very few schools today do not encourage or teach children to use their imagination and write stories, instead focusing solely on grammar, spelling and reading skills.)
18 - Start my own publishing company.
What are your 18 things?