I always have a new goal list for the year. But before I write my new goals for the year, I reflect on the prior year's goals. Below are my 2011 goals and the results of my goal setting.
Writing Goals for 2011 *clean and organize office to get ready for the new year DONE *Finish discovering 4 book series and characters DONE *Write 5th book 1st Draft and Revise DONE *Start work on 6th book in 4 book series/Discover/Draft/Revise -- NOT DONE--I had an R&R in February 2011 so I had to stop all I was doing to focus on that task.*Query 10 agents a month NOT DONE--there aren't ten agents a month for me to query as a category series writer, but I do have 2 requests and a lead on one other one. *Revise 4th book full and resend to agent--NOT DONE due to R&R from Mills & Boon *enter 4 contests at a minimum with at least 3 manuscripts at all times including the GH--DONE and entered 4 MS in the GH. Finaled in the Fab 5 and got editor request *Attend Moonlight & Magnolias--DONE *Attend RWA National Conference--DONE *Pitch at both conferences--DONE *Revise 1st book for fun--STILL REVISING FOR FUN *build name bible of all names I've used in my books--STILL WORKING ON IT *maintain personal and guest blogs--DONE *continue learning about WordPress--GAVE UP *build my brand name via social media, newsletters and workshop--DONE and continuing to work on it *work on retreat idea with Kelle Riley--NOT DONE due to personal life happenings *get an Agent--NOT DONE *get a publishing contract--NOT DONE BUT SUPER CLOSE *find a professional mentor--DONE and continuing to reach out to professionals in my genre. *streamline writing and business of writing with proper schedule--DONE *Review digital and e-publishers for submissions--STILL WORKING ON IT *take at least two master classes in craft--DONE *judge at least two writing contests--DONE *set Top 5 Priority List and review every quarter--DONE *coordinate online workshops for HOD--DONE and now they are canceled so I'M FREE *read for fun--DONE AND STILL WORKING ON IT *continue learning and growing in my craft with online courses and craft books.--DONE AND CONTINUING *attend at least 2 chapter meetings per quarter--DONE *finish WE ARE NOT ALONE--DONE *send in one article per month to my HOD newsletter editor--NOT DONE *be courageous, strong, and focused in pursuing my dreams and goals.--DONE AND CONTINUING TO DO PURSUE MY DREAMS AND GOALS
I'm proud of all I've accomplished. It feels good and affirms my belief that if you write it down you will succeed. So now I build a new list!!
How did you do this year? Did you have a good year or did life derail you? Did you fight against life's derailments and soldier on? Share your goal meeting strategies with me on the veranda today :-)