Happy April, everybody! ? This month is looking so amazing already — I can’t wait to see what else God has in store!
First off, I’m just wrapping up last month’s goals and taking a look at how much progress I made then. Scroll down and skip it if you’d just like to get to this month’s stuff. ?
1. Finish New Testament – DONE & DESTROYED
Yes! I finished John and then read all the way to Revelation. I finished it on March 27, 12:53 AM. My phone is now full of 428 screenshots of multiples verses I wanted to save. ?
2. Use journal more – AWESOMELY ANNIHILATED
Yep! I used it more than twice as much as I did last month, so that’s “more” enough for me!
3. Have a prayer list with prayer points (online friends’ prayer requests) – DEADLY DEMOLISHED
Yep again! On March 12th I decided to commit to never letting a day go by without spending time in prayer. The list keeps growing and growing! In addition to specific prayer requests, I am praying THIS awesome set of blessings of all of you awesome followers every single day!
Madi Grace Ministries
4. Send $20 to missionary Michael Biggs – Late, but DESTROYED NONETHELESS
Um, oops? He came over at the end of the month — and will be staying here until June — so he distracted me. YEAH. TOTALLY ALL HIS FAULT.
Nah, I did send in $20 – just not in March like I planned but at the beginning of April when I remembered…
5. Feed 1 child in another country – TOTALLY TERMINATED
I actually thought this one was late, but it’s recurring from my account, so I did indeed send money to feed a child that would otherwise die of starvation.
6. Post “Finding Your God-Given Purpose” – EPICALLY EXTINGUISHED
Yes! I had a lot of fun making this post and I really hope it helps anyone struggling to find out their purpose in life. Click the picture or here to read it!
7. Post “5 Ways to Kick the Devil’s Butt in Your Life Right Now” – OVER-THE-TOP TERMINATED.
This expanded into Mondays with Madi, kicking off with the first series over the next ten weeks with TEN epic ways you can kick the devil’s butt in your everyday life! You can view the first one here or by clicking that pic.
8. Get “like” buttons working – NEEDS TO BE TESTED BY YOU
Oh, no! It stills needs to be tested – I don’t know if the like buttons actually work or not! That means… I’m recruiting YOU to like everything on here to help me see if the buttons are working now!
9. Add WordPress follow button – NEEDS TO BE TESTED BY YOU
This needs to be tested out, too… if you have a WordPress account and only if you haven’t already, see if it works by pressing “Follow Madi Grace” below!
(Looks like some elements didn’t get the center-alignment memo… I’m lookin’ at you, follow button.)
10. Get account situation situated – CANCELED
I ended up not seeing a real need for this. It’s a little annoying to have my DWOD account notified whenever someone comments or likes on Madi Grace instead of here, but it’s not that big of a deal. I canceled this one just because I could.
11. Come up with tagline title for Loyalty, Book I – COMPLETELY CRUSHED
YES. What do you guys think of “To the Death”? Thank you to one of my amazing beta readers, Liz, for inspiring that title.
Oh, I even got a mock cover made for the book!
Would you care to see? ?
Maximumoe14 on the NaNoWriMo forums is a graphic design student who makes simple, quality covers for free. He doesn’t do major stuff with PhotoShop or anything but simply makes nice covers for your novel. I’m using this as a mock cover / inspiration until I hire designers. Maximumoe14, this was great! Thanks again.
12. Enlist 2nd round beta readers for Loyalty, Book I – DEMOLISHED
Why yes, yes, I did indeed do that! Signups are over and I’m so excited about everyone who’s beta reading now. The last day to do it is May first, so if you signed up and intend on reading more, you still have time to do so! Thanks so much again for signing up, guys — I was never expecting so many people to want to beta read! See, you guys are helping me think bigger.
13. Plot 33% percent of Loyalty, Book II: Pursuit of Nothing – UHH, CHANGED
Instead of this, I paused and decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo this month! Now I’m documenting my progress of plotting in hours for Camp. I’m over half of the way done with my goal so far, though, but the goal is just the beginning — I’ve got much more I want to do in regards to fully plotting book II!
I did get a mock cover made for this one too, though.
Care to see?
This one is my favorite one that Maximumoe14 made.
I also might change the title to Pursuit of No One instead of Nothing, because the person they are pursuing is not a thing… duh… but still thinking about that.
Whew! That wraps up March. Onwards!
My goals for this month…
1. READ PSALMS
Easily. That’s only about 6-7 chapters a day with the days I have left of April — and some of the chapters are, like, two verses long. ?
Just wait until I get to Psalm 119, though.
2. CONTINUE USING JOURNAL
Pretty self-explanatory there…
3. NEVER LET A DAY GO BY WITHOUT GOING DOWN PRAYER LIST
I’m amazed at how committed I was to this last month! And my list just keeps growing and growing! Like I mentioned, I take specific prayer requests and would love to pray with you and for you — you can send prayer requests here or to madigrace[at]powerofGOD[dot]com.
Madi Grace Ministries
4. BUTTON SWAP WITH 5O BLOGS
It shall be done. Help me reach my goal by button swapping with me here!
5. SEND $20 TO MISSIONARY MICHAEL BIGGS
… on time, preferably.
6. FEED ANOTHER CHILD IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
… on time. 😉
7. COMPLETE CAMP NANOWRIMO 2017 – 30+ HOURS PLOTTING LOYALTY BOOK III
I have 17 hours so far and am having SO much fun! I’m really, really excited to see how far I’ll go in my plotting this month. 😀 I also plan to to biweekly Camp NaNo recaps — look out for one next week!
8. POST *CLASSIFIED* STORY – BUT ONLY IF GOOD ENOUGH
I’ve been working on a story that I’m really excited for… but I’ll only post it if it’s good enough. 😛
Wow, this list was shorter than last month’s! It’s mostly because I’m working on a stop motion production that’s due indescribably soon… yipes. I post updates about that at my doll blog.
As always, I’d rather shoot high and miss it than aim low and make it — I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me this month and I’m gonna dream BIG.