Thursday, January 1, 2009

Success in 2009!

It’s that time again. Time to make New Year Goals. I went back and looked at my goals that I made last year and interestingly enough, I achieved nearly everything on the list except for two. When I showed the list to my husband, he pointed out that the two that I didn’t achieve were out of my hands. They weren’t my decision to be made but someone else’s.

He’s right! Goals made should be within our own power to make them happen. My critique partner, Beth Revis, talks about this on her blog too.

So this year, I’ve made my goals to be achievable only by me.

Here they are!
1. Finish revisions of my MG and tween novels.
2. Write and revise a YA novel.
3. Take a writing class.
4. Submit magazine articles from my travels to the Carus group and Highlights.
5. Blog and contribute to the writing community.
6. Read, read, read


Carrie Harris said...

Wow, you made most of your goals? I never make good on my resolutions, so my resolution this year is not to resolve anything. ;)

Unknown said...

You can absolutely do all of these! Good luck!

Rena Jones said...

Good luck with your goals, Christina, and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Christina Farley said...

Thanks guys! And all the best to you too! Here's to the New Year!

Natalie said...

Kudos to you for reaching those goals in 2008 that were within your power! I'd love to see some of your stories about travel show up in one of the Carus magazines or Highlights...fingers crossed for you. Finishing a major revision for my MG and writing a new one are on my list for 2009. Lots of luck to us both!

Kimbra Kasch said...

I love your goals - I'm not one for resolutions but maybe goals would work.