The first Wednesday of every month is IWSG, a bloghop hosted by the amazing Alex J. Cavenaugh to encourage and inspire each other and a safe place to admit our writing doubts.
As I sit huddled under the sheets in 9 degree weather (wondering why I thought this week would be a good time to leave sunny CA) I can't help but remember this post from the beginning of the year when I declared to the blogging world my writing goals.
5. Attend at least 1 writing conference . . .figure out how to make it work with baby
6. Join the Online Writer's Community
A. Read other writers blog AND comment
C. Start Tweeting figure out what it's all about
7. Participate (and win) NaNoWriMo 2012
I was so scared to publish that post-but writing them down-and in such a public way helped me to accomplish my goals (except #3 when I only read 6 craft books). Notice that I had the goal to query, not to get an agent. As I make goals, I make sure they're something completely in my power. I've had multiple people ask me if I have a goal to sell a book this year, but while I hope LOVESENSE sells, that is not completely in my power. Make sense?
So if you're a goal oriented person like me, or simply considering writing goals for the new year, I encourage you to write specific, achievable goals that you (personally) can attain.