New Year’s Eve Goal Review December 31, 2010
To-do Lists and Moving On to the Next Project August 28, 2009
The Ticking Clock July 5, 2009
I am one week away from our trip to DC. I have my pitch (must practice more), my wardrobe, my roommate (yay!), and my editor/agent appointments. I’m set. Sort of. I haven’t had a chance to go through the schedule and decide what I will do when and where during the none scheduled events. And there appears to be a lot to do while I am there and not enough of me to do it all.
New Goals for a New Year January 4, 2009
Christmas is stripped away and the house is empty of all holiday distractions. School starts in two sleeps and life will become more routine and regulated in the days ahead. The new family calendar is hung on the fridge and is brimming with activities for me, my daughter and more. Travel arrangements are made for two weekends and one full week before we even reach the month of April.
And fresh writing and time to do it is opening up like a well of opportunity for me to drop in my ideas.
Today I will reset my goals on paper, print them out and post them somewhere where I can torture myself with the desire to achieve them. This process helps me regain my focus. And, at the end of the year, I will have the satisfaction of reviewing how many of my personal and career goals I’ve achieved.
I’ve always been a list maker, so setting down my goals in concrete terms helps me because I can check each accomplishment off one-by-one, day-by-day, month-by-month.
The biggest goal I have is to actively market my books. That will take courage and conviction and a tough skin.
But I’ve got all three. They’ve been hard-won and I don’t take them for granted.