One year ago today, I made this post on my personal Facebook profile:
I’m recommitting to my author-self after spending some months on the back burner while I, you know, grew a person, etc. I am using a new writing software I’m really on fire about (Scrivener–check it out if you’re into writing long form!) and I am going to attempt to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) next month, though I can’t promise I’ll accomplish the 50,000 word goal by the end of the month (a strange thing to say for me, since I used to put down 10,000 words per day with some regularity–pre-kids, of course.) Anyway, I say all this to create a certain amount of accountability, as well as to shake up my own inspiration.
In the last year since writing that, I’ve released a short story and finished writing a full-length novel. I’ve attended a writers’ conference, and participated in critique sessions with a writer friend.
Basically, I’m just saying that I kind of rocked last year’s goal. YAY for goal setting! So, now I have to figure out what my next goal should be… Definitely something about getting my latest novel into the light of day, but more specific than that is still up in the air. It’s like a world of possibility is waiting to be defined!
How do you go about goal setting? Do you make plan at the beginning of each new year? Or do you plan quarterly? Whatever you do, how does it work for you? I’d love to know!