Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Goals? Oh, dear.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog asked a hard question this month – and I must admit, it’s my own fault, since I chose the question.  But I needed to ask it of myself: What are your writing goals for this year?

I hate writing down my goals. I suppose I’m a featherhead, because as soon as I put them in writing, I change my focus. There are too many unfinished projects in my WIP pile.

Now if I have a real deadline – set by an outside source (like the Sisterhood, ahem) – I’ll button down and perform. I’m not good with self-set goals.

But for the sake of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog, I hereby present my goals:

1) Finish four sewing patterns – all technical writing, and my source of income.

2) Finish Iron Core – I’m a bit stuck at the moment. I think I need to rethink and re-outline.

3) Work on my Regency Fabric Glossary – more of a research project, but it goes along with my little business of historical sewing patterns. It’s also my current heartthrob, for some odd reason.

4) Work on Rose Blue – which is also stuck and in need of rethinking. I suspect I need to add a sidekick. But there’s so much ahead of it on the list!

I’m a terribly single-track person, so half my “stuck” problem may be too many projects.

What writing goals have you set for this year? Are you still on track? Were you able to decide on any goals in particular, or do you have trouble committing, like I do?