Anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time knows that I’m a huge advocate of making goals.
I’m sure you’ve heard the adage: “Failing to plan, is planning to fail.” I’ve found this to be so true in my own life. If I don’t set goals (Short-term and long-term) I find myself sort of floundering through an “idea” of what I need to accomplish, instead of knowing what needs to be done.
2012 was incredibly good to me. I saw my first publishing contract come to be, and my “baby” Fairyproof mature into a published novel. I also got a contract for Resurrecting Harry — another one of my dear “babies” that I’m excited to say will be released in March. So, as the year came to a close, how I should approach 2013 was heavy on my mind.
I came up with this ambitious list of long-term (1 year) goals:
1) Finish drafting two current projects, related to Fairyproof.
2)Edit and submit projects mentioned in 1.
3) Edit and submit drafted contemporary novel
4) Edit and submit contemporary short story.
5) Draft conceptualized Valentine’s Day related short Story.
6) Draft short-story related to Resurrecting Harry
7) Draft Novel-length Paranormal.
My short-term goal (for the next week) is to finish drafting the short story mentioned in number one, above, which will allow me to check that item off the list. And, to block out on a calendar more specific deadlines for each of the above mentioned — the plan to drive the goals.
I also plan to check in throughout the year and let you know how the items are getting checked off the above list.
Please, comment below and let me know what your goals for the new year are and how you plan to keep them.