Goals — Where the Heck Did December Come From?

December.

The last month of the year.

The last month to meet your goals for that particular year.

Anyone else panicking at that thought?

I would be except I find myself taking my old familiar stance. “This is why year long goals are  . . . like this!  Just when I’m getting walloped by Christmas and all my clients have realized that the year is almost over and they want their stuff done now . . . then along comes the end of the year.”

Yup.  Each and every year.

Still, I do try to set a few yearly goals.  A few being something less than 4 dozen.  I just feel that if I didn’t set them, then I wouldn’t make any progress.

So, how’d I do last week on my word count?  I seemed to slow down — only 6129 words.  I still met my goal but that’s a lot lower than I’ve been pulling down.  I did spend a great deal of time doing layout and things like that so I was actually busy all week.  Busy, busy, busy.  I wrote blogs (paid and not), rewrote scripts, wrapped up new scripts, finished up and submitted the WOW article and cleaned out the top of my closet.  Yes, I was avoiding another rewrite.  How’d you guess?  And I came up with some calendar ideas for Thriving Family.

This week I have 6 more scripts to write and at least 6 blog posts although 9 would be better.  I need to write another query and maybe get some old things back out.  BUT I need to make myself sit down and work on Felicity’s picture book (see last week’s characterization post).  One critique group meets Thursday and one meets Saturday.  I cannot let such a marvelous opportunity for feedback pass me by.  So off to get 6 blog posts drafted and then see what I can get done today on that picture book.  Fingers crossed!

–SueBE

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