Many thanks to the co-hosts for December: Jennifer Hawes, Jen Chandler, Nick Wilford, Juneta Key, JH Moncrieff, Diane Burton, and MJ Fifield!
I can't believe I'm looking at 2016 in the rearview. Never seen a year pass so fast. It was a tough year on many levels, but one filled with blessings all the same. Real life obligations demanded time I would have preferred to designate for writing, but hey - that's life, right?
I'm taking a little time in December to file away any regrets I harbor about things I didn't accomplish in 2016. I'm organizing and formulating my plan of action, then planting my feet on the floor, butt in the chair, fingers on the keyboard, and eyes on the prize in 2017. Looking ahead at what I want to accomplish rather than behind at what can't be changed brings me to the IWSG Question of the Month.
This is a hard one for me . . . partly because where I see myself in five years in terms of my writing career is where I had hoped to be NOW, and the simple fact is I'm not there yet. But - that's looking in the rearview - so with my eyes on the prize, I see myself with at least one book published in five years, hopefully two or more. I see myself writing everyday, not sporadically. I see myself making writing the priority in my life (after family) not something I do when time permits. I see myself making this dream I've had all my life become my reality. How? I've made some progress on building my author platform, establishing a presence on social media and drawing readers to my blog. Now, I think one of the most important things for me is to make writing The Priority and work on my follow through. I could whine and say there's never enough time to do it all and that's true, there isn't. But, my plan is to keep my Eyes On The Prize . . . sometimes easier said than done, but that's the only way for me to turn dreams into reality.
Where do you see yourself in terms of your writing career in five years? Do you have a plan to move you toward that goal?