2009 Goals

The year's brand new, so now what?

I decided to go back and look over my 2008 goals. Here's what I posted on January 2, 2008:

For 2008, I intend to submit 3 of the requested books. To do that I must finish my 4th book and rewrite two others. I’m not even going to think about starting something new until this is done. I need to blog more often, at least twice a week. I’m going to attend 1 conference. I’m going to submit to a few agents. I’m going to take at least 3 on-line writing courses. I'm going to read at least 50 books and some of those by 10 new authors. And of course, I’m going to continue to maintain my focus.

Well, I only submitted 1 of the requested books. Since I can only do one at a time, it's more a matter of timing. However, 1 other is ready to go when I find out about the book currently on submission.

I did manage to blog twice a week.

I attended 2 conferences.

I submitted to 4 agents.

I took 2 on-line writing courses and 1 in person.

I read over 50 books and discovered more than 10 new authors.

As for maintaining my focus, I did pretty well.

So, for this year:

I will continue to blog twice a week.

I will finish 1 book that I can market to agents (non-category)

I will attend 2 conferences (1 being National)

I will read 50 books and find 10 new authors.

This probably doesn't seem like much of a list. I would love to commit to writing daily as well, but I don't want to set myself up to fail. I've learned enough about myself to know that I am a spurts sort of writer. I'm going to embrace it and make that work for me. I know my limitations, time for me to accept what I know works.

Today's goal: clean my bathroom
Yesterday's achievement: returned some clothes to Kohl's.
What I'm grateful for: time off during the holidays to recharge.
Quote: "Vacation used to be a luxury, however, in today's world, it has become a necessity." -Unknown