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Happy New Year!

Jan 05, 2015 Uncategorized 4 comments

So I popped off for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and then the
boat left the dock without me, and I missed all of December. Family and Writing
(Well, revising, but same whatever).

My writing space

Anyway, it’s the new year, and we’ve had the discussion of Resolutions vs. Goals, so today I’m listing a few GOALS (nothing so wishy-washy as a
resolution for me, thank you very much!).

5 days a week
. I don’t write on Sundays, and I need some leeway for the
other 6 (I’m all about not feeling cramped). However, to keep myself from the
path of insanity, I’m adding this: I get a smiley face for as little as ONE
page (written or revised). For the record, I usually do more, but this keeps my
mind free from feeling weighed down by the burden of it. It lets me enjoy. Oh yeah! And I’m giving myself 1
month of vacation, too. It’s only fair. Yeah I’m weird. But I’m totally owning

revising my 2 WIPS (Works in Progress)
. After spending all of November
and December revising, I am confident this is doable. (Assuming I really stick
to goal #1). 😉

a first draft of a new book
. I have the book in mind, and it’s actually
started. I can do this. I can!

at least two picture books
. I wanted to just say one. But I want to
push myself a bit. Plus, after my September class, I’m really excited to do
this. It might be a summer thing, but I have at least one idea ready to be developed.
And just maybe I’ll take that class again to help me along. J

at least one writing conference
. Okay, I’m taking the easy way out
here, because I’m all signed up for LDStorymakers in May. But we all need at
least one gimmee, right?

And I think I’ll stop there because all of that will keep me
plenty busy. So how about you? What are your goals (writing or not)?

4 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. My goal isn't a writing goal — it's a personal one. I want to be braver about putting myself out there, whether it's proposing workshop ideas or applying to speak at conferences or even driving to places I've never been. And I'd like to do it without an anxiety attack. ;D

  2. Happy New Year, Janet! And hurray for your awesome goals and your positive attitude! You CAN do it – I know you will 🙂 I'm beating around the bush with New Year's Goals/Resolutions. 2014 was not a great year… I'm hoping for better things in 2015!

  3. These are great goals–similar to mine. I'm scared to write picture books, but I'm determined to get a few drafts done!

  4. I'll see you at Storymakers. It's going to be great!

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