Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December is the Time For Goal Setting

December is a tough month for writers. Editors and agents are finally taking a well-deserved break. The families start to invade your homes. And somehow, you are trying to find time to eek in some personal writing time. With that being said, sometimes the best course of action is to not fight the busy schedule but to make some shifts in what you are doing with your career.

December is a great time for getting those goals in place for the coming year. This is the time to begin planning those next books, getting conference plans in order (you can never start soon enough), researching editors and agents, reading novels for research, and certainly starting to build those submission packets for the editors and agents.

These are all projects that can be done in bits and pieces. You can get a little bit done between wrapping presents and running from those obnoxious family members.

Even these small tasks will give you a feeling of actually getting something done, even though you might not actually be writing. Just keep moving forward. When it is time to get back to the computer, you will find yourself in a great place and the motivation will certainly be there.

1 comment:

  1. I'm working on my goals for 2016 now. And trying to finish up my end of year writing. I hate stepping into the new year with a project unfinished.