And We Can!!!
Finally, the end of this year is in site, a vaccine is in sight, and here in the States a new government is in site. So it is the 7th of December and time to slowly start making plans for the new year. Writing plans, business plans, exercise plans that were almost impossible to make four months (or even two months) ago.
On exercise, since I finished the marathon, I overate and gave my feet time to heal, so gained five pounds. Winter/holiday weight I am sure, but going to drop it back off plus more after the holiday. So I am in the process of setting new exercise goals, not driven by an end result like a marathon. Streaks are a good thing in exercise.
Business plans I have already set. I am working to publish 70 different major books with my name on the cover in my 70th year of living on the planet. My restrictions on books is either a novel, a stand-alone novella (over 20,000 words), a collection, or an anthology or issue of a magazine I edited with my name on the cover. Going to be a push, but I think I can make it. Getting Smith’s Monthly back up and running on pace is critical to that, so that is where my first focus is to start this winter.
Writing, I will talk about later. I might play a bunch this year with some challenges and some goals and maybe a streak or two. We shall see as I get closer to the first of the year. But even for me it will be a great amount. And will take some ramp up here in December to get up to speed.
So no need to post your goals to comments here. But if you have questions on setting goals, challenges, streaks, feel free to write in the comments. But for your own goals, do post them to your web site, to your Facebook page. Writing them down and talking about things like goals really helps.
2021 is coming. It will have its issues, its challenges, it’s changes, and we all will lose friends and family before this pandemic is past. But at least now we writers can do some planning again. And give writing and publishing a little more focus.
Stay safe out there.