Posts Tagged ‘ New Year’s Resolutions ’

18 Goals for 2018

Instead of a Top 10 List for today's "Top 10 Tuesday" post, I've got 8 additional items on my list. That's right: it's time for my "18 in 2018" goals! Let's jump right in, shall we? Here are my 18 goals for 2018: EDUCATIONAL Read 1 nonfiction book per month Read 1 children’s book per week Finish my SCBWI class with a manuscript I can start pitching CAREER Publish 3 Continue Reading...

Create challenges, not resolutions #52essays2017

There's something so exciting and inspiring about a new year. Even though, technically, time is just an illusion that we've all agreed to participate in, these arbitrary designations do hold meaning. And after a crazy year like 2016, where it seemed one of my childhood (or young adult) idols died every other week, it's nice to finally have that fresh start. I mean, seriously, can everybody Continue Reading...

Why SMART goals should actually be DUMB

So, I'm sure you've all been exposed to the usual New Year's Resolutions and rhetoric by now, urging you to set goals for your life and finally get some shit done this year, right? And most of those will point you to the SMART Goal formula of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely goal-setting that works for so many people. Or does it? According to this article in Forbes, Continue Reading...

#Top10Tuesday: Best ways for writers and book lovers to ring in the New Year

I'm not a huge fan of staying up late in a drunken haze, singing "Auld Lang Syne" (who is this old man Lang with a sign, anyway?), watching a disco ball drop in Times Square and kissing strangers in the cold, so the typical North American New Year's Eve traditions don't really resonate with me. That's why I decided to make a list of the Top 10 Ways For Writers and Book Lovers to Ring in the Continue Reading...