It's IWSG Wednesday! Big, big thank you to the founder of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, Alex J. Cavanaugh! And thank you to his wonderful co-hosts this month, Bob Milne, River Fairchild, Julie Dao, and Sarah Foster! We really appreciate everyone who helps keep this group going as it grows! You guys rock!
So, my insecurity this month? Setting goals. It's the new year, so everyone is setting goals and making resolutions and I'm scared to put down anything because I know I might not reach it.
My husband told me to make my 2014 goal to get an agent. Wouldn't that be lovely? But I don't even have anything ready to query right now and we all know how stinking long it takes for these things to happen. (At least, usually.) You wait forever to get the first yes or no, then (with any luck) you send off your full or your partial and wait even longer.
So what are my chances of this being the year that happens? I have no idea, but I'm not keeping my hopes up. And I realize that if I set a goal and don't reach it by the end of the year, so what? Big deal. On the other hand. . . . I don't know. Maybe I'm afraid of failure, but I don't like to set goals I don't think I can reach.
Anyway, that's my insecurity going into 2014. 2013 was pretty awesome for me, but 2014 could end up being a dud. Lol. You just never know.
So instead of setting goals I'm just going to let the year unfold as it may and be happy for what comes, whatever it is. I don't need to reach all my goals in 2014, I (hopefully) have 2015, 2016, etc. I'm going to keep working for all my long term goals until they come. :)