I don’t do resolutions. I have goals. Resolutions are things that fall by the wayside a month into the year. Goals are measurable results that can be reached step by measurable step.
And thanks to a recent post by Dean Wesley Smith, my goals for 2012 are things completely under my control. I used to do goals full of numbers that were based on the actions of others. But how can I accomplish goals that I have no control over? I can’t.
So, here are my three measurable, step-by-step and under-my-control goals for 2012.
By the end of next year, I will…
Have a 4 novels* written and in a professional level production queue (editing, proofing, cover design, POD layout design);
Have 24 short stories written – 12 in circulation with magazine editors and 12 indie-published; and
How about you? what do you want to have accomplished by the end of 2012?
(* Two are already written and the first draft of a third is mostly done.)