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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Goals

Normally I set goals for the New Year, not this year. Last year I wanted to belong to the book-a-month club. I did. Not so much writing a book a month, but I had a new release at least once a month. Some months saw two and one month saw three.
I felt like I was pressuring myself to reach unattainable goals. Obviously they weren’t unreachable because I did it. I just didn’t like the stress that came along with it. I was also writing through grief. For almost six months I buried myself in my writing, but guess what? As my heart started to heal I lost the writing frenzy, almost to the point I couldn’t write anything.
This year I’ve decided not to set any goals, but things I’d like to happen. I’d like to see a novel length book published in 2011. I’d like to land an agent or into a larger publishing house, but they’re not the end all be all. I’d like to see more of my non-fiction articles get published. Last year I put that on hold because I was writing so much fiction.
I’ve scheduled two agent/editor appointments for 2011, so I’m headed in the right direction. This year will be about writing growth, personal growth. If none of these things happen I won’t stress myself, because I’ll know I gave it my all at the time.
Happy New Year!
See ya next year.

5 comments:

  1. Amber, I commend you for not putting unreasonable stress on yourself. I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

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  2. The writing was appropriate in a time of grief and carried you through a very hard time. You know your stories brought joy to others-so it was a two-way street.
    Now allow your talent to carry you to a new level of satisfaction. I know it was difficult but this past year was also a gift, a whole other layer has crept into your writing and made it wonderful.
    Aim high in 2011, you've got it all Amber, and you can do it!
    XXOO Kat

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  3. Thanks Tessie. I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!

    Kat, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad I've touch someone with my stories. 2010 was difficult, but 2011 will be much better. I know it! :)

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  4. Amber, you muddled through and survived. I'm so proud of you. Keep us informed of your progress with writing, agents, the novel...I want to hear!

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  5. LOL Thanks Julia. I'll keep everyone informed. :)

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