Thursday, December 29, 2005

What I Hope to Achieve in 2006

Okay, okay...it's not exactly GOALS, because to be honest, much of what I hope to achieve in the upcoming year isn't totally in my control. Like, landing an agent...getting a contract....getting a MULTI-BOOK contract! While those things are certainly what I'd LIKE to happen, ultimately, these things are out of my control. But what I CAN do is list what I hope to achieve and some solid, concrete steps to forge ahead to help myself gain those achievements. So, without further ado, here we go....

What I Hope to Achieve in 2006
1. Acquire the perfect agent for me
A. Steps I can take to help myself
-research agents I'm interested in
-query/submit
-attend conferences so I can meet those agents I'm interested in, face-to-face

2. Hone my writing skills
A. Steps I can take to help myself
-read writing books
-take online courses
-attend conferences and go to the workshops

3. Complete 3 wips
A. Steps I can take to help myself
-actually use my writing time for writing
-write daily, even if it's only a word
-try to PLOT before I start writing (hard one for me!)

4. Celebrate writing successes....mine, my cps, and just about anyone I even hear of (I do so love the celebrations! :) )

5. To set daily word count goals for myself and adhere to them

6. To hold my cps accountable (are you guys paying attention????)

7. And God willing, if I get that perfect agent for me or contract, NOT to explode with pure joy all over the place!

May 2006 be filled with blessings for you all!

Oh, and writing related....did you guys see the progress on my rewrites? LOL

14 comments:

:-)Ronie said...

What's a CP? *wink*

GREAT goals to work to achieve, Robin. I'll help keep you accountable. LOL Now, get to work on that ms Jeff asked for. :-D

Heather Diane Tipton said...

yeah what she said. LOL

Dana Pollard said...

Can I borrow your list? Well, accept for #7. If I get an agent and such I WILL explode everywhere with joy!

Oh, and I don't think I'll be able to go to NOLA. It sounds like a great opportunity. My calendar is filled with stuff this year. My main goal as far as conventions and stuff goes is to go to RT this year in Daytona. Yeah, I need to make contacts and learn, learn, learn, BUT... I also need to meet John DeSalvo. It is one goal I have for myself that I WILL achieve! hehe

Jennifer Tiszai said...

I like how you did this, Robin. What you hope to achieve and things you can do to accomplish that. There's some good stuff there. I haven't done this for myself yet, still chewing over last year's goals. But there's some food for thought there.

Rachel Hauck said...

Great goals, Robin! :) Rachel

Ron Estrada said...

Ammendment to 2A:

-Listen to my brilliant CPs.

Robin Caroll said...

Ronie, Heather, and Ron...you three better behave or I'll crack my whip. You notice D, the GOOD cp, didn't make such a comment! :)

:-)Ronie said...

Don't you have chapters to crit? And a chapter 7 to send out?? HA! And how exactly did I become "bad"??? Stop playing favorites--we all love NEEN already. *grins*

Dineen A. Miller said...

Man, I go on vacation for a few days and you guys are misbehaving already. LOL!

I like your goals, girl. I've got some in my head, just not ready to share them yet. They're too scary!!!!!!

So, I'm the good CP? Yeah, right...

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Those are great goals :) Here's wishing you a wonderful 2006!

Camy Tang said...

Um, your CPs are weird. Just in case you didn't know that already.

Great goals!
Camy

Jeff said...

Robin- You are going to be very, very busy and I wish you great success in 2006. :)

Kelly Parra said...

Hope you achieve all of it, Robin! Good luck and best wishes in 2006!

Robin Caroll said...

Camy, my cps ARE weird! Totally! Too bad I'm even more twisted than they are! LOL

Dana...I sure wish you could make it to NOLA...I'd love to "meet" you in person!

Jennifer....still checking your blog for your list! :)

Thanks for dropping by, Rachel!

Bonnie, Jeff, and Kelly...so glad we've become blogging buddies...knowing you is among my blessings!