New Year's Vision
I've got this new job doing sub-editing of all the upcoming Ark House books. Basically I get to read 10 or more new releases a year, make them better and get paid for it. How could it be any better?
At the moment, I'm working on this one by the guy behind Gloria Jean's Coffees - Building your Business, your Brand, your Life. It's a leadership book and the more I read it, the more I'm getting out of it.
One thing I'm inspired to do, again, is to keep my vision strong for my long-term goal, which, of course, is to write a whole series of great novels about friendships and relationships for preteen and young teen girls.
There are a lot of distractions. Housework is one (although if you've seen my house you might think not...) and facebook is another. One thing I hadn't really taken on board is that other good ideas can also be distractions. I do tend to be faddish and I get excited about the next latest thing or theory that's come along into my life.
But, I will hereby state my central 'career' vision for the next year and beyond.
Under God, to rewrite and finish my novel, Invisible, to a high enough standard for Penguin to publish. And then to continue to write: first, great novels for young girls and then, great non-fiction books to inspire, challenge and lift up adult readers.
It's not a New Year's resolution. That already sounds like you can't do it. But a New Year's Vision sounds higher, grander and a whole lot more fun.