If you don’t read Kristine Kathryn Rusch, I highly suggest you start. She presents an interesting view of the business side of writing. Her last post, The Business Rusch: The Holiday Surprise, has some interesting observations about ebooks, this Christmas season and some very interesting thoughts about the patterns we saw last year…


But publishing itself, that grand old business that we writers form the foundation for, is doing better than ever. Our business is healthier than it’s been in decades—and it’s working its way toward robust.


That said, have you guys, fellow writers, given any thoughts to your goals for 2012? Have you worked up a business plan for next year? Dean Wesley Smith has a series he’s doing entitled Goals and Dreams 2012. The first two are up and I recommend you take a few min to really read them and take a look at how you form your goals with writing.

So many great points to those two posts,

Failure is an Option. Quitting is not.

When setting goals, everything about your goal must be in your control. Completely.


Shifting Goals in This New World

The point of a goal is to help set guidelines on work and maybe deadlines on that work that help drive the work forward.


And there is this beautiful gem which, once I am able to replace my printer AKA paperweight, I am going to print up and frame:

Success is often buried in what seems like failure.


My goals are here, if you want a gander, and feel free to share yours, I’d love to see them. 🙂 Have a Happy New Year, stay safe!

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