January would have to be most favourite time of the year. Apart from the Tour Down Under and Australian Open Tennis (two of my favourite events), it is the time of year where everyone is full of inspiration and hope for the year ahead.
We choose our words for the year and pen down our resolutions, some of us even devote time to writing our goals in workbooks devoted to the year ahead. (And yes Leonie Dawson’s workbook is fab!) It is summer (here in the southern hemisphere) and everyone is relaxed and refreshed.
This year I’m setting a few goals for myself. Not outlandish, pie-in-the-sky goals but realistic and middle of the road goals. Usually, I’m all for dreaming big, and yes, in my workbook I’ve penciled in some big dreams, but I’ve also decided to aim for smaller bite-sized goals.
1. Complete the new copywriting course with AWC
2. Complete a six month novel writing program, also with AWC
3. Minimum 20 online articles published during 2015
4. Be published in print at least once
5. Begin to build my copywriting portfolio
Five mini goals that are achievable and productive. I like to call them writing goals with the write attitude.
So whilst I am enthusiastic, energized and fearless heading into this my first year of full time writing, I’m also taking a level-headed approach.
This writing gig has been a work in progress for a few years now, and I want to continue building a solid foundation. This is me, this is my career, my income, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, it needs to be rock solid from the ground up.
I’ll certainly keep you posted on how I’m going with each one! Wish me luck!
What’s one of your mini goals for the year ahead?
And who’s your favourite tennis player? (mines Roger Federer)