With the acceptance of my poetry manuscript by CavanKerry Press, I blew my poetry goals out of the water! I also wrote 70 poems, surpassing my goal of 52 for the year. On the workout front, while I didn’t learn how to swim, I dropped 10 pounds—two more that I anticipated. Tim and I have gone to the gym consistently in 2007 so it’s nice that all of our hard work is paying off.
So here are my goals for 2008:
1. Get our financial house in order. Tim turns 40 this July, and it’s been our goal to pay off our mortgage by the time he’s 50. So in order to do that it’s time to get serious about paying off debt, saving money, and investing in our future.I never put in goals about being a better mom or wife because I think that goes without saying.
2. Get serious about the PoBiz. Since the book comes out in late 2009, I need to devote myself to doing all those things to make it successful. That includes developing my own personal marketing plan, finding freelance opportunities, doing more local readings, applying for grants, and getting my work into journals. And blogging, of course.
3. Read more books. Sad but true, I have as many unread books as an independent bookstore. My reading list is here.
4. Learn to swim.
Good luck to you in the new year. I wish you much poetry and love in 2008. Be safe!