Dear Christian Indie,
Are you a resolutions person? Do you earnestly set goals at the beginning of each new year? Or are you someone who is the equivalent of the Grinch or Ebeneezer Scrooge when it comes to the concept of, “New Year, New Me?”
Whichever type of New Year celebrant you are, you’ll find this week’s episode of the podcast relatable, because the entire spectrum of New Year Resolutions attitude exists not only among the co-hosts as a group, but in the case of myself, all of it is in there, beneath the surface, somehow.
I mean, I just adore the idea of starting with a fresh new year ahead of me… like a blanket of freshly fallen snow before the mailman comes or Billy moves his truck out of the way so Aunt Beatrice can get in closer to the porch with her Subaru. I like all the potential and possibility that January 1 seems to hold.
I dislike, however, setting goals that are a whole. Year. long. You see, when I set goals, I like to only commit for a short amount of time. I like to set SMART goals, and for me, the prospect of committing to doing a singular activity for three hundred and sixty five whole days in a row just shuts me down.
Yet, I still want to make sure that I am happy on January 1, 2024, with the progress I’ve made on my publication journey. And that means setting at least some goals, and coming up with some sort of a plan.
What about you, fellow indie? Where do you fall on this spectrum? How do you feel about making writerly goals in the first week of January? Are you a “plan the year” type, or are you just going to commit to having done something, anything, writing-related before the end of January, 2023?
Tune in to the podcast this week and drop your responses in the chat. Or reach out to us and let us know! We’d love to hear from you!