Friday, September 3, 2010
Happy Friday everyone!
Only one week left until our 100 Follower Challenge ends! You guys better hop to it! Only 34 more followers to go! Now onto the post ;-)
Thanks to Laura Kaye over at http://laurakayeauthor.blogspot.com/ I've been thinking about goals today and I was inspired by her post.
I'm all for making goals. I have a planner that has absolutely everything I do written inside it. I make little check boxes and I mark things off as I go. However, those are only small things. But
I'm also pretty good with major goals--I've been lucky enough to achieve a lot of great things in my life. But lately, other than finishing school, I haven't had any major goals. Yeah, I've had WIP's and edits to do, but have I ever really considered any of that a goal? Not as of late.
When I thought about Laura's article, I realized that part of why my first book was finished so fast is because I was so eager to be able to say I wrote a book. The second book was the same thing, I was just so excited to say I wrote the sequel. But now that I'm working on my third novel, it doesn't seem quite as exciting. I guess when you're a veteran, people don't get as excited for you.
What I got from all this is that I need to treat every book as a triumph. Just because it's my third book doesn't make it any less impressive than my first or second. So I'm setting a goal to finish my current WIP by the beginning of November and I'd love if all of you would cheer me on.
So what about you? What's holding you back from your goals, your dreams?
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The weekly question for the hop is: do you judge a book by it's cover?
Honestly, yes. If a book has a horrible or unappealing cover, I just won't pick it up off the shelf. When a friend gave me the first Sookie Stackhouse book, way back when they first came out and before Trueblood even existed, I almost didn't read the book because I hated the cover. It looked so cheesy lol. Thank God I did! It's my favorite series.