I’m living a new normal. I honor that with my determination.
My vision for my life has changed over the years, but probably none more than this year. With every new challenge I face, I reconcile that my time is not my own. Every minute is borrowed from something ( someone) precious to me. I know that and it forces efficiency from my time. I’ve accomplished a lot on a personal front this year. I’m growing as an author/writer on a professional front. There is so much for which I still hope.
No matter what alters my personal life, I can’t forget that I am an author. My new life is more time consuming and burst at the seams with joy, but there is still much to do as I build my career/dream. I have to work hard, and smart or else all the things I’ve been working toward thus far will be in vain.
I’m building. My work as an author is only one piece of the puzzle. The ultimate goal is to use it as a cornerstone toward financial security. I owe it to my shifter mate for all he’s done for me and to my littles for all they give me. It is the least I can do.
To work smarter, I must work within my limits and keep my eyes peeled for the right opportunity to push further. I’ve altered my June author goals to reflect this belief. I have taken some of my own advice in the editing of my goals as I get back to “normal”. I’m giving myself the summer to wobble, but only the summer.
In my wobbling, there are still some things I have to accomplish. I want to publish two more full length novels before the year is out. Not to mention, at least two shorts for fun. I still have a ton to learn from a marketing stand point, and my ultimate goal is to hit the best seller mark. I’m a dreamer at heart. Keeping this running tab of my years goals is helping me to remain present in my pursuits. It is not an easy task for me.
Piece by piece, I build my creative life and I’m thrilled watching it transform.
Having this monthly break-down of goals helps me to manage what I want in a realistic way. So here are my author goal milestones for June. Every task completed strengthens the foundation of my dream and I can’t lose focus now.
June Author Goal List
Title Brainstorming for Second Release
25,000 words on second release
Evaluation of Second Release date
Choose a new editor
Third round of marketing for The Alpha’s Dream
New responsibilities require adjustment. If I find that I can do more than my projected word count then I will. It is important that I move the bar for myself as often as possible. Pushing the limits of what I know I am capable of is only going to make me stronger, better at channeling my abilities. It doesn’t matter that I am figuring it out as I go. It only matters that I am willing to wobble and still pursue my vision.
What about you? What are your June steps toward your years goals? Comment below with your summer plans.