As we move into a new year, it’s usually a time to look back and look ahead. I don’t make resolutions as such, I think a to-do list for the year would be setting myself up to fail but I do like to have some goals to focus on. Last year, I decided to focus on writing and I haven’t regretted that decision. Writing is what I want to do.
My main goal for 2012 was to find an agent, which I did – yay! It’s obvious I’m sure that my main goal for 2013 is to get a book deal. I feel both nervous and excited about the prospect of my novel being submitted to publishers but I also know this is what I’ve wanted for a long time so I can’t wait to get started. I just hope the publishing God’s will smile on me 🙂
2013 is also the year I turn the big 3-0. My birthday is in March and I’ll admit I’m not overly thrilled to hit this milestone. It feels like a proper grown up age and I don’t feel like a grown up! Having said that though, getting a book deal in the year I turn 30 would be a brilliant present. I’m going to try and feel as carefree as I can about this birthday – it is just a number after all and try to organise lots of fun things to do to celebrate! There are things I thought I would have done by this age but all our journeys are unique and I will try to just enjoy where mine is heading.
On a more personal level, I’m going to try and not worry about so much in 2013. It’s one of my worst traits and I spent a lot of 2012 worrying – I guess because it was a big year of change but next year I’m going to work hard on chilling out a bit more and not over-analysing everything. I’m especially going to try not to worry so much about what other people think and just be myself. Everyone else is taken after all 🙂
I found this quote and it seemed to sum up this goal for me:
What are your goals for 2013? I’d love to hear them!