Thursday, January 6

Challenge yourself


Last week, Authoress posted that she didn't do resolutions but believed in challenges. Specifically, writing challenges. I like that idea. Challenging myself. I think resolutions are often self-defeating. The older we get, the more we are likely to disregard resolutions before the week is even over.

So, to that end, I am setting up some writing challenges and putting them out into cyberland for all to see--at least those of you who visit today.

1) Finish Bix by March 1
2) Have Bix submittable by April 1
3) Query
4) Build a website
5) Work to be published
6) Begin a new book

I think for me, the constant procrastinator, it's important to add a goal date, especially for finishing my book.

I'm going to laminate a couple copies of this list and keep them with me, put one up where I'll see it every day to remind me what I want to accomplish, so that when life gets in the way, I'll have a guide to get back on track.

Anybody else have a challenge to put out into cyberland???

8 comments:

  1. Hopes for 2011 because "goals" sounds too anxious.

    1. Revise three manuscripts
    2. Look for agent and/or publisher
    3. Work on websites/online presence
    4. Take 4 month course/Literary Living
    5. Mini vacation with husband
    6. Plan next book

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  2. Good post, Margie, and you'll make those goals!

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  3. Good luck on your goals, Margie. I've got some pretty similar ones on my list.

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  4. Good list, Margie. I plan to finish at least two mss, maybe more. I want to go to the CRW conference. Everything else I listed on Tuesday's blog.

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  5. Great post, Margie, and great goals! You can do it you can do it you can do it!!

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  6. can't believe it but I'm working on a list of goals now. Hubby talked me into it.

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by and for sharing your goals and hopes. I'll keep you posted on mine, someone's got to keep me accountable.

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  8. Great idea! A date would surely get me going the right direction. My goals for 2011?

    1. Finish Tramp by 04/30/2011
    2. Finish Texas Ast. by 5/30/2011
    3. Edit Tramp and TxAst
    4. Ready to submit by 7/1/2011

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