|Things certainly have changed for me since the beginning of the year. Here was what I expected to happen:
This year I expect to...(written 1/2/04)
...continue working at home.
...make many new contacts and find at least 5 more places to consistently send articles to.
...have at least 2 articles a month published.
...have one of my children's book published.
...write four more stories for the characters my artist friend created.
...get back into my exercise routine.
...start and continually work on a novel.
...learn more about html.
Well, I have 4 days left to write and publish a trillion articles, write some children's books, find some contacts, and quit the job I'm now working out so I can get back to working at home.
Somewhere along the line, my writing goals changed dramatically. At least I discovered that writing articles wasn't for me. I'm still working on the children's book thing (classes are going well, however an assignment is looming with no topic in sight!). I'm not quitting the job. I actually like what I'm doing, and I do like the stability of a steady paycheck.
Oh, I wish I could figure out how to get contacts.
I was doing great on the exercise (running three miles a day) but that went bye-bye when I said hello to the job. I know this isn't a good excuse, but it is what it is, and it is what happened. I intend to get back to it. I really do! I know, JUST DO IT!
At least I learned more html and wrote the first draft of the novel. Ah, maybe it was a productive year.