I like the word ‘goals’ so much better than ‘resolutions,’ don’t you? Resolutions seem to depend on nothing but mind power–we resolve to do something. My brain accepts ‘goal’ as something that require steps, not just closing my eyes, holding my breath, and wishing!
So, here are my writing goals for 2011:
1. Prepare 2-3 novel openings for submission to Genesis (by March 4)
2. Write 1-2 novels
3. Revise 1-2 novels
4. Prepare 2 novels for submission
5. Attend ACFW conference (September in St Louis)
Clearcut and simple. Yes, I’m leaving myself some fudge room. No, I’m not assigning titles to which novels will be written, revised, or submitted. Seems every time I do that, my brain goes sideways and a different story takes priority for whatever reason. No matter how clear it seems at the beginning of the year, plans shift. My real plan is to write a novel from scratch and finish one that’s been hanging out there, partially complete, for a couple of years, but things may change if any one of the proposals, partials, or fulls I have out bear fruit. Then I’ll be more than delighted to rearrange all my goals to fit the new parameters.
Lose 1-2 pounds per month by snacking less and exercising more.
Things to keep doing in 2011:
One more year of webmaster and board secretary for Creston Valley Food Action Coalition
Plant, care for, and process a large garden
Take a vacation!!
Spoil my granddaughter 😀
These don’t require much change, if any, so they’re ‘easy’ to do. What things have you been doing the last few years that are positive and you just need to keep the ball rolling?