Howdy, Pamela Tracy here, and I gotta tell you, across the cyber highway, everyone’s writing about goals. No, not everyone. I’m not. Er, okay, I”m writing about them just not making them. I didn’t make a single goal come midnight Dec 31/Jan 1.
Oh, and the people who didn’t make goals, many of them are urging me to come up with a “word” that will represent 2017. A word. Really? Just one. No, no, no. I’d need a word for work, for home, for the eleven-year-old when once again I find a juice box/ otter pop wrapper/chip bag stuck into the cushions of my couch. Here’s a word: Ew. Here’s another word: Grounded. Here’s another word: Tired. Here’s another word: Happy.
Happy, that’s right. I’m so very happy that I have an 11 year old. So, picture me erasing all those words and instead lecturing about “Never buying you another juice box again?” “Next time I WILL ground you!” and/or “Of course I’m not too tired to play another late night game of Clash Royale with you.
Cheryl and I spoke about this. About what we’d write.
Some clear goals I made were when I started seriously writing, which was not at midnight on December 31st.
|Oh, yes, I can make goals|
1. Learn how to write a finished book that was readable/publishable
2. Sell to Harlequin
3. Win a Rita
4. Have a book turned into a Hallmark movie
5. Make a living as a writer
I did number one and two. I’ve finaled for a Rita. As for number four, often when I write, my brain is turning my book into a Hallmark movie. Sometimes I rewrite whole scenes because I know how the movie would have to go.
As for making a living...
Well, I’ve worked two jobs since I was in college, at least if you count summers where I had both day and night jobs (which is why I’m not too sympathetic when I hear students say they can’t afford college.)
Do I still have five goals? Yes. After 25 books, I have...
1. Learn how to write tighter/better/engaging books. (It never gets easier)
2. Keep selling to Harlequin
3. Win a Rita (please, please, please)
4. Have a book turned into a Hallmark movie (please, please, please, please)
5. Make a living as a writer (My husband keeps asking about this one. Ummm).
So, how about you? What are some of your writing goals.
|Pamela's next book|
Which is hopefully engaging
and is published by Harlequin
and will be entered in the Ritas
and that would make a wonderful Hallmark movie
(Let me tell you who would play the hero and heroine)
and 'nuff said.