A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot.
– Joe Vitale
Update time! Normally, I do a goals and a recap of the year post, so I thought I would now too. The problem is that I didn’t have much of a goal written down for last year. My goal was to write 250.000 words.
I wrote 289.333 so yay me! But in retrospect, the words don’t matter as much as me starting a new name, Holly Day, and that Holly had 12 releases.
What annoys me is that now that I went back to look at what I had written as my goals for 2021, I saw that in 2020 I wrote 377.038 words. I mean FFS! That’s almost 100k more than I did this year, and I thought I did well. So yeah… now I’m put out instead of pleased LOL
I also wrote that I would write the third story in the Rockshade’s PID series during 2021. Did I? No! 😠
Ah well… on to 2022
Goals for 2022
I feel a bit nauseous writing this, but I want to do 12 new Holly stories, and I realise it might not be possible, but I want to. And then JMS has short story calls every other month throughout the year, and I want to do those. Aaaand I’ve signed up for a thing in December that means I’ll have to write stories – one for Ofelia and one for Holly – plus I really want to write that third story in the Rockshade’s PID series LOL
Without Rockshade, I’ve written down 16 deadlines in my bullet journal – that’s more than one story a month. And short stories are awesome, really, really awesome but even if I keep all stories short, I don’t really see how I’ll be able to pull this off.
Routine and discipline will get you a long way, but I fear I’ll have to sleep at some point LOL