Wow, we're already on the road of 2010 and even though December looks a far way off I know we will be there before we know it. I decided I needed to chart a straight path for this year. I'd like to stick to a course and avoid getting squashed somewhere along the way. I need determination and drive if I'm going to get to my destination. I need to write down my goals and look at them everyday!
Since I began homeschooling this year I realized it just isn't possible to do it all. Through much prayer I believe now is my time with my children. They grow fast and before I know it they will be off on their own. Plotting their own course, which may take them far from home. So this year I have decided to keep my writing short. I'm putting the novel aside, and I'm going to concentrate on things of a shorter length.
The paper I write for is trying to go weekly this year which means my articles will need to be ready each week, instead of every other. That's at the top of my list along with keeping up with my blogs. Next, I'm going to start researching getting some articles published in magazines or journals. I would love to write some stories for Chicken Soup and the likes. I guess, I'll mostly be concentrating on non-fiction for the time being.
I also plan on catching up on reading both novels and trade. A lot of this might have to be done during home school breaks. It will be my treat to look forward too. Lastly, I hope to arrange my schedule so I can get up earlier and do most of my writing before the sun and my children are up. Of course to do this I will have to get to bed at a decent hour and actually sleep! I'm hoping my 2 1/2 year old will help me with this plan.
My eyes are firmly focused on that yellow center stripe, my feet are firmly planted and I'm off.
I know many of you have a course for 2010, what's your destination?