So instead, I try to make all my goals be grouped into a single word that will allow me to keep a focus in my general life and make modifications in categorical situations as necessary.
This year is the year of hope.
I hope to sort out my writing process.
I hope to find an agent as passionate about my writing as I am.
I hope to immerse myself better in the words others have written.
I hope to NOT get caught up in what I can do and stay focused on what I should do.
And I'm starting out on a well-intentioned plan this year. See that little icon on the right? It is a program with the Women's Fiction Writers Association where we set a single goal for the month. Mine is to write 40k words in THE LIGHT BEHIND THE CLOUDS, which would get me really close to my goal of having a draft of it completed by Valentine's Day. And I made and printed out a blog planner, so that my posts are thought out and deliberate instead of a "Holy crap it's Monday I need to post something on my blog I wonder if anyone is still following me shoot!" that was my blogging last year.
So there is it. A hope for a more deliberate, focused year full of love and joy. And right along with that is my hope that your year is the same.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!