CTBB: Do you favor resolutions, goals or just say phooey on it all??
Author: I'm not a big goal setter, though everyone says authors should do that. I do like making resolutions, and I'm working on several for the upcoming year.
CCBB: What’s your rationale for this choice?
Author: The goalposts in life keep moving! If I set concrete goals and don't reach them, I feel guilty and disappointed. If I keep it more loose and flexible, I won't beat myself up when things don't work out exactly the way I planned. Resolutions are more like promises I make to myself. The one I have in mind for 2012 is to get rid of things that aren't working for me. Just because I've done something forever, or because everyone else does it, or that really famous person says it's the thing to do, doesn't mean it's right for me. That's the nice thing about being an adult, I can change my mind!
CCBB: Will you share with us something that your choice helped you accomplish, one that went down in flames, or the top one on your list this year?
Author: I wasn't sure what I wanted to accomplish this past year. See? No definite goals. I looked at 2011 a giant learning experience. I got out there and started doing a little research and voila! I found a plethora of writing and promotional opportunities! (I love the word 'plethora'. It was used in a funny movie, I think the Three Amigos, talking about piñatas. I crack up whenever I hear it!) I've had pieces, fiction and non-fiction published that I never even dreamed of writing. Opportunities presented themselves, I wrote, it worked! So, that was more or less my resolution, to seize prospects and go with it.
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