Okay, so in the writing world the big “R” (or little one) is representative of ‘rejection’. As in, you get that dreaded agent e-mail that kindly says, “I’m sorry, this story wasn’t quiet what I expected.” Or “I like the premise, I’m just not sure how to sell this manuscript in this particular market.” Just about every writer has seen one or two of these in their lifetime.This however, is NOT the big “R” I’m speaking about.
I’m talking RESOLUTIONS, like billions of other people are. (You know, being as it’s that time of year).
I had resolutions last year that didn’t go much further than the day I posted them. So this year, The BIG
“R” is going to be the BIG “G” instead. Yep, you read right. I’m thinking of starting a petition, because like those rejection letters, that in some way let us no we’re not quiet there, the New Years resolutions seem just like that. Like once a year we post a list of what’s wrong with us. What we just haven’t managed to get right. And then 2 weeks down the road when we drop the ball it’s like getting a rejection all over again.
So yeah, this year, I’m getting goals, not breaking resolutions.
My goals for 2011 are:
Use two methods in which to get organized and on top of things: (Calendar and a timer)
Develop my craft: whether through reading, writing, or information provided on-line.
Support others in “getting there”.
And that about does it for the goals, which are realistic for the first time in years. I think this NON-resolution stuff may work out yet.
Have you got goals?
Also, don’t forget to VOTE!