Progress Report

When I was teaching, we always created  a document

~near the end of the school year~

A Progress Report

and Record of

Professional Development



I retired from teaching  but I think it is good practice to write out my

Progress Report

reflects where I am at the beginning of 2018.


Since retirement, I work full-time at writing.  I created this report at the end of the year. This document gave me insight into where I was professionally and helped me focus on the year ahead. Next, I will work on developing a plan – my “intentions for 2018.”


Where  WILL  YOU  be

at this time next  year?



I wrote out  this list of publications I had in 2017.

I knew I worked hard and long hours at getting my work out, but I did not realize how much I accomplished until I wrote out my list.. It was a NICE surprise.

I kept good records and wrote my breakdown of publications in 2017.

My  2017 YEAR in REVIEW:


Book Reviews – 3

Poems – 56

Essays – 34

Book: Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems,  – 1

Poem selected for an Anthology – 1

(Note: Prize for Single  Poem by Proverse  Hong Kong

publication in “Mingled Voices #2” Anthology in 2018)


Articles I wrote for  my own 2 blogs – 38


Additional Insight:

** Nominated  by Spirit Fire Review for Best of the Net Award for one of my essays.

** Award for a poem in the NFB Writer’s Division

** Wrote a Chapbook (New Snow)  which I will send out to publishers THIS YEAR.



That is IT from here in Western PA – lots of snow and sunny outside my window. I am day-dreaming of another winter day in Puerto Rico –



Lynda on the beach in Puerto Rico

 Photo by Charles R. (Bob)  Lambert, 2013. 

Lynda McKinney Lambert lives in the rural Village of Wurtemburg in western Pennsylvania. She writes poetry and creative non-fiction essays. She retired from teaching as professor of fine arts and humanities at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA. Lambert’s first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage was published by Kota Press. Her work appears in Spirit Fire Review; Indiana Voice Journal; Magnets & Ladders; Stylist; Breath & Shadow; Wordgathering; Plum Tree Tavern; The Avocet; Proverse Hong Kong; Behind our Eyes: A Second Look – Anthology; and other literary journals and anthologies. She is also an actively exhibiting fiber artist. Major themes in her creative works are Nature; Mythology; Art and History.

Lynda McKinney lost most of her sight in 2007 due to Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. She creates her art work and writing projects via the use of technologies for the blind.

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