Most of you know how I feel about goals. Last year around this time, I yammered on about how they must be specific, quantifiable, realistic, and attainable, and how above all, you (er… I) should be accountable for sticking to them.
Somewhere around mid-year, I fell off the write-every-day wagon.
How did this happen, given that I am the self-professed queen of making specific, quantifiable, realistic, attainable goals and sticking to them like bubble gum on shoes?
Because… I missed a bullet point. I should’ve added this tiny detail here:
- Goals must be a priority
Even a goal like “get out of bed by noon” won’t come to pass if it seems more important to lay in a sea of pillows with the TiVo remote and a plateful of comfort food.
So. My #1 goal for 2009 is:
Write/Revise/Plot/Daydream about my WIPs every single day, even if a few stolen moments is all I have.
1b: Because it matters.