This is the time of year I start thinking about my goals for next year. Actually I should have done this already, but it's been so crazy I haven't had even two spare moments until now.
All the same, I think my subconscious has been thinking about next year for a few weeks. For although I'm only starting the process, I have some goals and some changes in my routine in mind.
My Writing Planner is on my desk, and I'll spend this week making a lot of decisions.
One decision I've already made will affect all of you. But not too much.
Starting the first week in January, I'm returning to absolutely putting my writing first.
Saying it here makes it a reality, you know - complete with the Official Tiki Stamp.
What this means for me is no more blogging and email over morning coffee. Oh, I'll still have the coffee. But instead of a slow and easy wake-up, I'm jumping straight into my manuscript. I'm going to set some time and word count goals for this morning writing time, too. Not sure exactly what yet. Something reachable but out of my comfort zone. I need to push the limits.
I will most likely need to play with this whole concept for a bit to learn exactly what works best, but I feel this is the road I need to be on right now to accomplish everything I want to before summer.
What this means for you is that I'll be responding to comments here and visiting your blogs in the afternoons instead of mornings. You may have noticed over the last few weeks that I've done more and more of that anyway because I was so busy with everything else. So I think we'll all survive.
How about you? Are you thinking about goals or have you already made your 2012 goals?
Do you change up your routine from time to time? Or I'm weird that way?