As you know, I'm a very goal orientated person. (And if you're new to my blog, my blog title alone refers to my five year goal.)
I have short term and medium term goals, set out because they're what I do want to see done. Because I know that I want to succeed at this writing thing, and so I put down goals that I believe will act as paving stones to possible success.
However, the thing with goals can be that I forget to be flexible. Sure, I think I'll still see and jump for an opportunity when I see one, but right now, I'm being almost unforgiving toward myself about my goals.
I mean... I've excepted that most of what I planned to achieve will have to be shifted to next year. However, I still plan to publish three books before December. One's done (Birds vs Bastards). One needs to be cleaned up for re-publishing (The Vanished Knight) and one needs to be revised and edited (The Heir's Choice).
And... well... I still haven't finished cleaning up TVK. It's become this huge thing in my mind that it's half way through May and I didn't finish what I'd set out to do in April. But then I sat back and thought.
I spent the better part of four months out of the groove. Getting back into it isn't just going to happen right now. It takes getting used to.
So as of now, I am still actively editing, but I'm giving myself permission to rest when I want to, at least until I'm officially back in the swing of things.
How are you doing?