Setting Less Ambitious Goals for the New Year

–I’m going to submit something else to I’m thinking of sending “Sarah Clark.”

–I’m going to rework the piece they rejected this year and try to find it a home.

–I’m going to finish revising “Allendale” even though nothing will come of it, just for my own sake.

–I’m going to do this kids’ book.

–I’m going to try to drag Project X kicking and screaming into the light of day.

–I’m going to try to find an agent for Ben & Sue.

Wow, well, my goals for 2013 include no new writing, except, of course, for October stuff. That is, seemingly, not good. I’m not a writer. I’m a reviser, submitter, and being-rejected-er.

So, I guess I need to set some real, actually producing content goals, too. But I also want to keep those small. Maybe just two new stories.

The First Walk!

You guys, this is why I missed having a dog. He was a little bananas at first but, once he got what we were doing, he settled in right by my side and it was awesome.

I feel a tiny bit like a fraud, though, because I’m trying to do the things Sadie’s first vet told me to do to establish dominance over her–prove, for instance, that, even if she’s physically stronger than me, I will always be smarter. So, I did go ahead and enjoy Sonnyboy thinking that I could protect him from the passing cars.

That’s right, dog! I will bravely protect you from the cars passing by! Accept your place in the household under me!