If you are one that likes to make New Year resolutions, knock yourself out. I am not one of those folks.
Personally, I see no issue with creating goals any given day of the week, month, or year. In fact, I like to set a new goal at least once a month.
Instead of saying “I’m going to write a book this year” and then getting completely overwhelmed, the goal turns into one that is smaller, flexible, and works for me. Such as: I’m going to write X number of words each week or at least write Y number of words this month…because let’s face it, life luuuuvs tossing those curve balls that knock us out of the groove. The goals don’t stop there, because next month I’m going to shoot for ________.
Smaller, more frequent goals is how I get things done. Never would I have thought I could crank out 3 books of a 5 part series in the course of a few years. The long term goal is to get books 4 and 5 out for 2016. The shorter term goals are to break these books up into segments and work my way through them at my pace and with a smaller goal per month. Looking at things only in long term doesn’t work for me. If I stop and really think about writing TWO 90K word novels and releasing BOTH of them in 2016 AND making formatting/typo/clean up edits for books 1 AND 2 this year…well let the hyperventilation and palpitations begin.
So, if you have trouble with a big, long-term goal, try breaking it up into smaller pieces to make it less intimidating.
Top post for 2014, if you’re interested was: Travel Glamour – Not So Much
Runner up was: Graduation Poem – Written by My Dad
You’ll see some changes coming to the website soon. I’m not really digging the black background/layout of the theme I’ve been using. So I’ll be goofing around with that and making some changes. The goal, settle on a new them by the end of Jan. 🙂 See how that works?