I was planning to write about an article by Germaine Greer that I read last week, but my friend Gitte Christensen beat me to it. So I'll simply link to her comments, and write about my plans instead.
I have made a number of plans for this year - I hesitate to call them resolutions. Resolutions have always felt a little flaky to me. My goals are definite and clearly defined.
Goals need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Anything less is simply a vague notion or a good intention.
- I aim to write a minimum of 35 stories this year.
- I aim to submit them all.
- I aim to sell a minimum of 15 stories.
- I aim to sell at least three to professional markets.
- I aim to SFWA qualify.
Have you defined your goals for this year?