Like most people, I love making New Year’s resolutions. Each December, I take stock of the year gone by and plan ahead, meticulously making lists for each area of my life. At the end of the 2007, my career as a fledgling freelance writer was starting to take shape. The queries were flying out fast and thick and the acceptances were coming in slowly. I decided 2008 was going to be my first big year for writing.
My goals, therefore, had to be more specific. By the time I finished planning, I had eight. Each was highly defined – right down to the publication or the country. For example, one of my goals was