Goal Setting…

Are you ready for another one? ha ha Ready or not, here I come! I am interested in your goals that you would like to accomplish in the next six months. This is a writing blog, but I want to hear any and all goals that will be affecting your life from now until July.

Some of my (real/realistic) goals is to finish my novel, finish writing my monologue for Mirrors, be finishing my blog tour “successfully” and hopefully be at least half way through the rough draft of my next novel.

My unrealistic, but goals just the same is to be on the Today Show (for my writing, not for a crazy criminal caught on tape or something), be one of the hottest sellers on Amazon, make as much money as the Fifty Shades lady and on and on and on. Like I said, realistic or not, they are still goals. 🙂

So now I would love for you to share yours with me, and the world, and I will make a point of contacting each of you six months from now to do a follow-up. How does that sound? Which would be quite an honor if I am suddenly famous, don’t ya think? 🙂 Just playing, but seriously, we will do a follow-up blog to see how close we all were or if we exceeded our own expectations!

Setting goals and having deadlines are actually some of the best tools to have and work with. The old saying that “the busier you are the more that you get done” is so very true on many levels. You have too much time on your hands and you will tend to procrastinate way more than you would if you only had a couple of hours of free time. Just something to think about.

So come on, I am waiting for all of your goals!!

 

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Prioritizing

This is my big question of the day. We all have different lives, and different ideas as to what is at the top of our priority list, and what is at the bottom. That is a good thing since I think we would all be a little boring if we were all the same.

Some of us work full-time jobs outside the home, have young children and still find time to write. Tell me how you do that. Some of us don’t do anything else but write, and some of us are all over the place and are disorganized and just do whatever we think of in that minute. Which one are you?

Another question for you all. Do you find it easier to stay organized the more busy your life is? I mean, like you are so busy that you have no choice but to be organized right? Either that or you would miss a lot of stuff and be frazzled half of the time. 🙂

I am just curious to all of this because I think that I have been in every situation and am just curious as to how others prioritize. When I worked two jobs and had small children I was never able to get any writing done…at all, which is sad considering all that I had to say back then. ha ha ha

And now, I work from home, my children are older and I do get a lot of writing done, BUT, if my day has an interruption, like an appointment, a volunteer day or whatever, I am completely lost. My little routine is out of whack and I feel dazed and confused. Ok, well, maybe not that bad, but it does mess me up a bit.

I am still putting my writing last though. My family comes first, obviously, then my work and then my writing. The part that confuses me is that my work that I do from home is writing, but writing for others. My writing that I do for myself makes me a heck of a lot more money than my “job” does, so why do I put that higher on my list? I say because it is for someone else and I want to have a good name and all of that, but doesn’t my own writing do the same thing?

Anyway, that is my question for the day. Hearing all of your prioritizing ideas will be great information to have. Thank you!!