Well, Wickeds, it is December! The last month of the year. So, here’s the question of the week–what does that mean to you? Any goal sprints you still want to tackle? Or are you all about getting through the holidays, and starting fresh in 2016?
Edith: That was a fast year! One of these days this month I’ll be getting copyedits on Delivering the Truth, so I’ll be sprinting to finish those after they arrive. I have a few weeks of revision and polish to accomplish on When the Grits Hit the Fan, and plan to get that done before Christmas. Some cookies to bake and a tree to trim in there. Oh, and several gifts to come up with and obtain. Why do I always leave it so late? But our holidays are pretty low key these days, and I mostly just want to enjoy my son when he’s here. The rest can slide.
Barb: I’ve learned that all the excitement of the holiday season makes it challenging to finish out the 2015 goals, much less take on new ones. I’ll be treading water, and resurfacing with new goals in 2016.
Liz: Yikes. It’s a long story, but I’m still working on book one in my new cat cafe series with St. Martin’s Press. My goal is to have that wrapped up by the end of the year. Gulp. Wish me luck!
Jessie: I’ve got some goals on my list for the year that I won’t complete before the calendar turns but I can say that all of them are further along than they were at the beginning of the year. For me, that is the point. My goals help me to live with more intention and to spend my time and energy mindfully. Even if I don’t reach a goal on schedule, I am usually far ahead of where I started or where I would have been if I hadn’t tried in the first place. So, I’ll use these last four weeks to make the progress I can and then look forward to what 2016 will hold.
Sherry: Tagged for Death came out a year ago this Friday! I still can’t believe an entire year has gone by! I plan to enjoy the holidays more this year because last year I was on pins and needles. My proof pages showed up for book three All Murders Final! so that is an unexpected task to complete before Christmas. And I really hope to have the first draft of book four done by mid January so I have a lot of words to write before the end of the year.
Julie: Definitely sprinting a bit. I’ve plotted Book #3, and want to get more words written before the end of the year, for sure. Also have copy edits for Book #2, and a couple of other small projects to get done. That said, December is busy, so I need to enjoy the season as well.
Readers, do you have any goals or plans you’d like to reach before the end of the year? Do you give yourself a pass instead when it gets to be this late in the game?