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? 

Build Your Business, Your People, Your LifeAt 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.

What's yours?

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