At the end of each Round, I look at the calendar, and think, "oh, look at how many days until I have to finalize my new goals and post them on my blog." And then the new Round starts and I am like, "Bleah! What am I doing?"
I guess this time it worked out for me. I will have no time in the next three months for a long list of goals. I have one big goal and several minor goals and that's it folks.
Yesterday, my publisher agreed to take me on for another book. This will be the third fall in a row that I will have a book out by the end of the year, and that to-do list between now and then seems to get more daunting each year.
So that's my big goal, get my third book, which is my second devotional and will bear the title, "The Early Life of Jesus in 40Days", published by the end of the year.
As far as my small goals:
1) Submit three pieces somewhere, because getting published anywhere is a good way to market myself and because I think that all writers just need to keep submitting stuff.
2) Finish the novel. I know you are all sick of hearing this. I still have those last few chapters to go but this will still happen by the end of the year.
3) Start my third devotional, with a tentative title of "The Early Ministry of Jesus in 40 Days". That's the problem with starting a series. It is not a series if you don't write more books for it.
4) Christmas program at church has a date. December 20. I wrote the program last weekend, but it is still going to take lots of tweaking, phone calls, meetings with my sunday school teachers, etc., before that date to pull this off again.
Anything else that comes up in the next 80 days - - well, I am just going to pass. Well, except maybe Thanksgiving and Christmas. Wish me luck!