Santa left me a note that said he'd be sunning his buns on a tropical island and I better not bother him for at least eleven months. I hope he was as good to you as he was to me before he cut out for that warm sunny beach.
But I guess that means I have to get to work. For real. Sweating off the cookies :)
I'm also working on writing goals for 2011. Last month on Patricia Stoltey's blog, I was a lucky winner of the 2011 Writing Planner created by Kerrie L. Flanagan.
I have a tendency to overload, and I hope I'm not doing so here as I fill in the blanks. I know I'll need to stretch and work hard to reach all the goals I listed, but I'd rather stretch than have it be too easy.
On the very first page, I have to fill in four writing goals for the year. Not only the goal, but also how I will reward myself for successfully completing it. I don't think eating a full bag of chips counts as a reward, so I need to think seriously about what's appropriate. Times four.
Next we go month by month, breaking down the goals and listing what we plan to do to achieve them. Then week by week and day by day, with plenty of space to right daily items and other boxes for queries, follow-ups, and other projects. Plus notes.And an all important little box that says I will write for ___ minutes a day ___ days a week.
This is for real. Once I write it down, it means I have to do it.
I think I'll be doing a lot of sitting on dog leashes. Their reward will be a good romp in the yard. While I munch chips? Together we can do this.