Years ago I used to make them. And I'm extremely goal-oriented, have to be to keep up with everything. But I used to make lists, and mark everything off that I'd accomplished during the day, but hate it when I had stuff that needed to be done that wasn't on "THE LIST" and thereby couldn't be marked off.
Yet, I had done so much more each day that wasn't accounted for. Yes, I needed a 12-step program for list making. Now, this is not to say making lists is bad. If I made them, I might get a little more done each day. If I already didn't get so much done. But they were taking a lot of time to write and cross off the things I finished, and stew about the things I didn't that I finally said--THAT'S IT! No more list making.
And you know what? I could live just fine without them. Except for grocery lists and when I run into town to do errands, sometimes I make a list so I don't forget anything. But to make daily lists of what I need to accomplish?
Nope. So that goes along with goal making for the New Years. What is my goal? To write lots! To see the New Mexico wolf reserve if I can this year with a couple of co-workers. And to go to the RWA Conference if I can--money wise and vacation wise. To propose 3 more wolf books to my editor.
In any event, I wanted to wish you a wonderful New Years and have a terrific New Year's Day!!! After I got home from the party, I stayed up until nearly 2 AM ringing in the New Years even on the West Coast as I fought the bad guys and saved the good guys in Dragon Age. Of course, I couldn't sleep past 6:30 AM either....so that means I will try to make it a goal to take a nap later today. Maybe. :) But then again, I need to get to work on the Highland Wolf in Paradise, and I need 3600 more words this weekend to reach my goal. *snicker*...I did say I made some goals! :)
Off to write!
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."