I am later than most of my colleagues at posting goals for the coming year. That by no means indicates I haven’t made goals. Quite the opposite. I have churned and chewed all the things I want to accomplish and finally they are whittled into concise order. There are so many things I want to accomplish, but life only permits so much time in which to do them. Considering my job and my family and our growing responsibilities on our little farm…. we added goats to the mix and just purchased a buck. Kids will no doubt follow in the spring and my nanny will need to be milked and there is another duty added to my long list. Any way, I believe I have a doable set of goals mapped out for this year.
1. Sub the Margie’s Find Novella by June. (It should be finished and polished by then.)
2. I am rewriting the Filly story and hope to have it ready by the end of the year.
3. Write at least 2 short stories, maybe 3.
4. Make one conference – Preferably the Missouri one in July
5. Enter a couple of writing contests.
I want to publish at least one thing this year. Many think this is a small goal, but it takes me so long polish a piece for sale at this point in my life. If I can get it sold, I’d be so happy!
Compared to last year’s unattainable list this is so relaxing to contemplate.
I write very slowly lately. A curse I hope to correct in the following months. As I put the words to the paper, I find them coming easier and in better order. Ahhhh… just a bit of saddle time is all I require. Balancing my family life with work and writing is evening itself out and creating far less conflict now that a new schedule of work days is established. I work nights three days of the week and it is all I can do to just get to work and come home and sleep. It’s all becoming a seamless routine.
I’d love to see what my fellow writers are doing this year. Link me to your site through the comment field so I can marvel at your accomplishments at the end of the year. Good luck to all of you as we start another fantastic year in the industry of words.