Friday, December 28, 2012
Wishes, Dreams and Goals - 2013 Here I Come!
I wish could lose weight.
I dream when I imagine wearing attractive clothing and experience how I feel when I slip into a slinky black dress.
That dream becomes a goal when I plan to exercise, change my eating patterns and set a weekly weight lose goal, then implement the plan.
Dreams are not always something directly attainable. I may dream of being on a Best Seller list or two; however, I cannot control the outcome of potential book sales.
What I can control, by setting goals, is the quantity and quality of my writing.
In order to make realistic goals, I need to review the first six months of my writing full-time life, then evaluate where I go from here.
How many chapters/scenes per day can I actually produce, in conjunction with how many chapters am I able to revise per day?
My word count for the last six months equaled +200K, yet due to lack of story direction, close to half of that total is iffy as to whether the material is banked or unusable.
Now that I have the ability to plot and have a definite direction, 2013 should be a much more prolific and productive year.
I wish I could write a thriller series.
I dream and imagine how the book covers will look and enjoy the feeling of my series being read by eager, appreciative readers.
My goal is to write a specific amount of material in a specified amount of time, one day at a time.
Look out 2013, here I come!