Goal Setting

It’s that time of year again. This weekend I’ll be at a writer’s retreat. While there, I’m going to plan my writing year. I’m excited about what the year will hold. I know I’m going to try the contest circuit with my Romantic Suspense. (This time for real!)
And I’m pretty certain I’m not going to go for my principal’s certificate. Yes, it would be more money, but I love my job, I love the kids, and I don’t want to give up the dream. And seriously, if I go into administration, I know the dream would have to take a back seat for at least ten years. It’s not worth it.
This break has been good for me. Even being sick worked for the best because it made me really think about what I want without being bothered by anyone else. It was just me and the bed and a box of Kleenex. 🙂

I’ll be spending the month of January taking my local RWA chapter’s online class with Suzanne McMinn. Hope to see some of y’all there. Feel free to pass this word on:

Workshop: 12 Easy Steps to Breaking In

Making goals to sell in the New Year? Join Silhouette author Suzanne McMinn as she shares tips and tactics for breaking in to a major publishing house–from thinking big and mapping your marketing plan to working with an editor pre-sale and keeping the sales coming post-break in. Everything the on-the-brink author needs to know about targeting and marketing your work in the competitive romance biz!

Bio:

Suzanne McMinn is the award-winning author of two dozen novels including contemporary paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and contemporary romantic comedy as well as a medieval trilogy. She lives in a 100-year-old farmhouse in the mountains of West Virginia where she is plotting her next book and enjoying the simple life with her family, friends, and many, many cats. Check out her upcoming new series from Silhouette Intimate Moments at http://www.havenseries.com, and her other sites: http://www.suzannemcminn.com and http://www.paxleague.com. Visit her daily blog at: http://www.suzannemcminn.com

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