Like most people, I feel energized at the beginning of a new year. I’m eager to start fresh or perhaps sharpen my determination to complete unfinished projects left behind clogging my mental and physical space.
Always a planner, I would never jump into a new endeavor without my checklist and pen, so taking the time to focus and list my goals for 2016 is a necessary step for me to embrace the next three hundred sixty-five days. When this year ends, I’d like to have tangible proof (perhaps a new release) of the time and energy I put into my writing. I want to be able to say I took a leap of faith and experienced things I didn’t try in years past because of my timidity. I want to share my accomplishments proudly. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.
I’ve been to conferences (national and local), pitched my manuscripts, supported fellow authors in their endeavors, volunteered, and most importantly captured my characters and storylines on paper. I will continue to do these things in 2016, but I also want to challenge myself to have new experiences, to check some items off my author bucket list. With that said, I want to share with you three goals I have chosen for this year:
1 – find opportunities that will enable me to become more visible as an author on a local level
2 – participate in NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month – takes place every November)
3 – risk rejection and enter my newest release (Taking A Chance On Love) in several book contests
How about you? Do you share my need for control with paper and pen or do you leap into a new year with reckless abandon taking life as it comes? Comment below and you’ll be in a drawing for my newest release, Taking A Chance On Love.