It’s New Year’s Eve.
Yes, I’m at home. The fire is going in the woodstove. I have a book ready to read. A part of me is really in the mood to watch TITANIC and I have no idea why.
In the next week everyone will be posting and tweeting about 2012 and their goals. And I’m sure there will be a flurry of posts about how to reach those goals. But it doesn’t matter about the planning – it’s about drive. If you really want to lose weight, you will. If you really want to write 3K words a day, you will. If you really want to learn to ride a unicycle, well, I wish you the best of luck!
I never write down my goals. They’re in my head. I know what I want to do. Every week I re-evaluate where I am and what I need to do differently. I’m just not a big New Year’s resolution kind of gal.
Lots of things will change for me this year. I started with a new avatar – a much needed new avatar. A new design on my blog will be coming – a much needed new design. My writing will take new directions.
The stars are calling me as I strap on my moonboots in preparation for the coming year.
But one thought weighs on my mind. This one thought is like my new mantra and I find myself saying it to people often.
Don’t hurry the writing process or the publishing process whichever route you take. It’s better to do something excellent than just do it. Sure, obstacles slow us down but that’s okay.
Take your time.
Do it right. Do it excellent.
Bake some cookies. Play Monopoly with your kids.
Write and edit a story.
Just don’t put so much pressure on yourself that you hurry.
Here’s to an excellent year!