I just finished an online workshop on publishing options in the brave new pubbing world, and it was really motivating and informative. Setting realistic goals was one of the topics we discussed. What the instructors, Bob Mayer and Jen Talty, suggested, is starting small and making it concrete. For example, I wouldn't set my goal as hitting the NYT bestseller list when I don't even have a book out yet, or just released one. I want to set goals like viable marketing plans, completing WIPs, and beta exchanges.
Once I've written down and accomplished a feasable goal, I move onto the next.
Usually, my new year's resolution is not to make any resolutions. Yeah, yeah I know... lame-o.
But this year my goal is simple: write a really kick-butt story. Even if it means going backward to move forward. 2011 was a great year. I saw many writer friends find success with their work, and I'm so elated for them. I think many more of you will do the same.
No matter what your goal is, I'm wishing you much success as you take your baby steps to reach it. I'll be here stepping along with you. I have tons of info to share with you in the coming weeks .... more from Mary Kole's YA/MG webinar and more on digital publishing. And hopefully, a project launch within the next couple months.
So out with the old, and in with the new!
Let's make it a fantastic 2012! Thanks for being a part of my writerly world. :)