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Adam Israel
Goals for 2008 
30th-Dec-2007 04:38 pm
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It's traditional to make a list of resolutions for the new year both personal and professional.


Personal:

  • Finalize the divorce
  • Get out of debt
  • Be happy

Pretty simple plans for the next year. There are endings and new beginnings. Take care of my finances and embraces the things that make me happy.


Writing:

  • Write 12 new short stories
  • Revise and polish 12 stories
  • Submit 12 stories for publication
  • Submit a story to the Writers of the Future contest quarterly

Writing my first drafts longhand has turned out to be very productive. There's no reason why I shouldn't be able to produce one first draft a month. I should also be able to revise one story a month. After that, submitting the polished piece is easy. I'd also like to go back to CSSF again and I would love to go to Viable Paradise but I'll have to play it by ear as the year progresses.


Work:

  • Finish migrating out of my hands-on role to more of a managerial one
  • Successfully manage and complete all planned projects
  • Come up with brilliant new projects for people to work on
  • Grow the company

Perhaps the most challenging of tasks for me but ultimately the most rewarding, as it means more time for my personal and writing time. I'm in the process of letting go of what I've spent the last several years crafting and building and letting others take control of it. It frees up my time to work on larger tasks that have a bigger impact on the success of the business.

Comments 
31st-Dec-2007 02:20 am (UTC)
These are great goals. Go for it.
31st-Dec-2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
What excellent plans. Wishing you all the best.

Chris
1st-Jan-2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
*waves*

Hi Adam! I followed you over from Jim Van Pelt's blog where you'd left a comment. We had a small bit of contact a couple of years ago via my husband Deleterious (from Ars). There was a Sekrit Santa involved. Ever since, because we had the spec fic writer thing in common, I've been curious about how you're doing. Do you mind if I friend you so I can keep up with your life?
1st-Jan-2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Hey there!

You got me the awesome "Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop" by Kate Wilhelm!

Please do friend me and keep in touch! I'll be doing the same :)
2nd-Jan-2008 02:55 am (UTC)
That's right! Isn't that an excellent book? I got it for my birthday about a month after that Christmas.

Friending you now :).
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