My desk is cluttered with mail, "to do" lists, unread manuscripts, and dust. It is so hard to know what to focus on first, so my brain has trouble getting in gear. And all I really want is a long winter's nap.
I was challenged today to write down my goals for the year 2007 -- write them down so that my brain can lock in on them and get them done. Isn't it funny how writing something down creates ownership and commitment?
So, I've been stewing over what my 3 work goals and 3 personal goals will be for 2007. One thing related to work keeps returning to my mind, and so I think I'll write down that I want to read more books. I read a good bit of nonfiction in my spare time, but I need to be reading more fiction published by other publishers in both CBA and ABA. I want to keep a good perspective on what is working with readers and what is not. I don't know where I'll find the time, but I'll work on it.
For personal, I know the first one to write down will be to get back into shape. Last year at this time I was going to a wellness clinic, doing a cleanse, eating more natural/whole foods, excercising, and feeling great. This year I need to make those changes last longer than 5 months. It needs to become my year-round lifestyle change. #2 will have something to do with working on my single status -- like stop hiding from romance and get a date. Anyone know of a nice single guy for a shy 30-something? Ha!
I hope you are able to write down at least a couple goals for your writing and your personal life. It would be interesting to hear them, if you care to share. You have my permission to check me on my goals.
Happy New Year!