Happy New Year guys! I can’t believe it is already another year. I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited about 2012.
Most of you know me pretty well and that I’m very goal driven. It’s a great thing if I want to get a job done, but it can borderline on being a bit obsessive. Like writing a particular number of words a day or reading a book a day or jogging so many miles.
In the past I’ve made up my goals and they have helped me keep focused on what I want for myself and my career. For instance, if you check out this post, it had my goals for last year.
I am happy to report I accomplished everything on my list! I even snagged an amazing agent too! Actually, he’s beyond amazing and I’m so lucky to have him representing me.
Thinking about this upcoming year, I’m going to go a different route. I’m focusing my goals on a specific word and then revolve all my goals around that word.
1. Read– focusing on diversifying my reading choices and going beyond my standby favorites
2. Attend conferences– building my craft and networking
3. Finish revising my current WIP and transforming it into a book that’s even better than anything I’ve ever written yet.
4. Write another book (grin)- but for this one I’d like to try a genre that I haven’t written in yet. I’m excited about this one too!
I want to challenge you to make up your goals as well. But as you make the list, remember to make sure that these goals are within YOUR control. I have my secret wish list too (sorry, not sharing that one!), but those are wishes that I have no control over and for goals, I believe that they need to be attainable by you.
So, if you were to choose a word for your year, what would it be?
Pictures from Skinny Bodybuilding.