Sunday, the Wranglers had a discussion about what to talk about this week. After a few ideas were tossed around, we decided on goals. Most people talk about resolutions around the first of the year. This isn't about resolutions because I refuse to make them.
But...I do like to set goals.
For some reason, I'm having a hard time setting goals this year. It's already almost the end of January, and I still don't have a clear goal in mind. Last year, it was to query e-pubs, and that led me to landing contracts with Crimson Romance, Siren-Bookstrand and Still Moments Publishing. I had three books come out in 2012 and am contracted for five more in 2013.
Wonderful! Of course I'm tickled pink.
But those books are contracted, and two of them have edits complete on them. Part of last year's goal.
I need a new goal.
Something to aspire to.
So, here goes....
I finished a new manuscript the other day. I'm really proud of this one. I think it has some of my powerful writing. But I don't have a clear idea what to do with it. It is too short to send to Crimson and Siren.
So...I need to decide what to do with it, there's one goal. And get it subbed, goal two.
I have three partials, and a strong idea brewing. I have to decide which one to work on. I have carpal tunnel, and it is sometimes very painful to write. I'm not prolific like I once was, and I need to pick the one that will engage me the most and be the most salable.
So, there you have it. Sub the new story and decide which book to work on next. Then get 'er done. It's not a lofty goal, but it's a start.