Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Planning out your New Year Resolution

As we welcome 2011 I'm sure many of us are stressing over our New Year's Resolutions, many of which probably include are writing ambitions. Remember to not over work the concept of the New Year's Resolution. Last year I made the resolution to complete my book while maintaining a crazy freelance schedule and I knew that I was going to pregnant while working to accomplish these things. Looking back on it my goals were probably too ambitious. The result though was not failure but knowledge. While working on my YA I learned a lot about myself as a writer. It's still not complete. I've decided to change the point of view but the book will be better for this decision. And I had my writing to keep myself sane while I was stuck on bed rest.
This year I'm setting smaller goals as a means to reach the bigger goals. Instead of saying I'll finish my YA and send it off to my dream agent list I'm committing to writing 2,000 words a day on this project. In addition to that I will maintain my freelance contracts but I'm going to learn to say "no" to knew ones so that I don't overbook myself. To make time for my writing career I'm going to also hire someone to come in several hours a week to watch my daughter. I'll still be there but this should make reaching my goals more attainable.
Decide what you want and set small goals in order to meet your big picture goal. It can be done through a little planning a lot of hard work. And of course we all have the resources of West Houston RWA. Good luck with your goal planning and Happy New Year

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