Happy 2014!

Being snowed in for two days has proven to be very productive for me! I’ve gotten all my emails organized, and now I’m getting the updates done on my website. I’m always amazed at how quickly time flies.

I’m setting my goals for 2014, and I’m hoping by the end of the year when I look back at this I will have made some progress. So here we go:

1. Find groups to actively use the BoilerMAKER book and seek out publishers. If I can’t find one, I will look into self-publishing!

2. Continue to look for a publisher for Crystal Clear. This is my most polished piece, and I’m sure there is a home for it somewhere!

3. Attend the SCBWI National Conference in LA in August. This is a pricey goal, but since my sister lives in LA now it might be attainable! This would be an amazing opportunity to network if I can find a way to make it work.

4. Produce new material! There’s no limit to this goal, and I really want to make progress this year. Hmmm…since I mostly focus on picture books, I’m going to set my goal at five new manuscripts produced by December 31, 2014. I may change this to a word count later if I decide to work on a chapter book. 🙂

I think that’s all for now. I need to be realistic, and I know if I continue listing out things all the things I would love to accomplish, I’ll put myself over the top. What are your goals for 2014? What do YOU want to accomplish? Set yourself up for success by setting goals and use every day to take a step closer to getting what you want.

Stay active and NEVER GIVE UP! Happy writing 🙂