Okay, when an author sets up goals, they need to be something we have control over. For instance, don't say you'll contract for the book you are writing right now because you don't have control over the publisher who may or may not buy your story.
What does an author have control over? She/he has control over how many words they write a day (sometimes). I might say I'll write five pages a day, and I can do it until life throws me a curve one day, and I can't write those five pages. Maybe, it lasts for one day, two weeks, months or the rest of the year. So you see we have control over the amount of words we write under normal circumstances but if something unexpected happens you lose control.
Even though events happen beyond our power never give up. The time will come when you can manage more, and when that time comes be prepared to hit the keys again. Little by little you can regain control.
What are your New Year's Resolutions or goals for 2012? Mine is to finish revising a book I started to revise in 2011 but became so bogged down that I just gave up. I thought it was too hard, but I know if I just stick with it I can get it revised.
AKA Sandra K. Marshall Sandy
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