It’s December! The end of 2015 and I’m floored. How can another year have just slid by? Wizard and I had planned to do the floors in our house and take a trip – didn’t happen. Once we dealt with the water leak in our kitchen and my expensive tooth issue, we decided to put it on hold for next spring of 2016.
And the vacation? Well we’re taking a trip with the kids the very beginning of next year, but we’re planning it this year and that’s half the fun, so we’ll count it. We’re staying in the state, hanging with the kids for a couple days (at least two the kids, one is still working out if he can go), and then we’re going to do a couple days on our own. We’re really looking forward to that. Especially now that Wizard is feeling better since the hospital scare. We’ll find out more about his health when we see some doctors for followup, but overall he’s doing really well.
Now onto writing goals for 2015. I both exceeded my goals and fell drastically short I’d planned to launch my new series late this year, but then I got the rights back to the Wing Slayer Hunter Series, and I had to decide if I wanted to republish those myself. This is called a Career Planning Curveball. And a Career Risk. And also a Recipe for Insomnia, LOL!!! As you all know, I decided to republish the WHS Series, and that is why is exceeded my goals as I technically published more books this year than I planned.
However I fell short in not launching the new series. It took months of getting the WSH series ready and planning the release and promotion, pushing back the news series. Every decision has a cost.
But the important thing is that I’m at peace with my decisions for 2015. One thing I ask myself as I’m outlining or changing any career plan is, “Is this a decision I can own whether I succeed or fail? And that means if it goes bad — this one didn’t but other decisions I’ve made have — I live with my choices. I try to own them and not cast blame everywhere else.
Luckily this decision on the WSH’s hasn’t come back to test me on that However other decisions have and I sometimes have to strive to remember, I own my choices; good, bad and anything in between.
So this year worked out, but now I’m determined to launch my new series next year AND continue the WSH series. It may not be as fast as I want (because I have to believe in the books I put out there) but I’ll do it if I possibly can. But all that means is that I have goals for 2016 and that’s a good thing.
Now let’s move into Wednesday Worthy, The Bald Edition:
So tell me, do you think this guy is worthy? And tell me about your goals this year. Did you hit, miss or somewhere in between?
December 2nd, 2015 at 11:45 am · Link
Planning the family vacation must be so much fun. I sure hope that all of them can get away and have this time together with you and Wizard.
You’ve had one very busy year so it’s easy to see how you both accomplished and didn’t accomplish your goals. I think we, as readers, would say you did very well by us ;).
I wouldn’t call him bald, more shaved ;). I find him worthy.
Have a great day! I’m sure you’ll be planning this new book :).
Oh, middle son’s girl loved my spicy pumpkin pie.
December 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 pm · Link
I love this model. And all his various looks! Interestingly enough, he’s also a photographer–and sometimes the photographer of his own photos. And bald is beautiful. Just sayin’.
Goals are something we set with the hope of completing them. They are a roadmap but we all know the real fun comes when we take a detour. I did that this year, too. S’okay. While I can’t wait to read the new series, I’m enjoying the heck out of rereading the Wing Slayer Hunters. It’s all good!
December 2nd, 2015 at 6:06 pm · Link
Viki, Yay on middle son’s girlfriend loving the pie! I figured she would
It’s been an interesting year, but thanks for the vote of confidence!
We’re really looking forward to getting away on a short trip. Wizard just needs to stay well!
December 2nd, 2015 at 6:09 pm · Link
Silver, I like him too, but didn’t know he did photography too. Interesting!
You make a great point about detours being okay. It’s often hard to get my brain to switch tracks.
Thank you the WSH Series!
December 2nd, 2015 at 7:30 pm · Link
Yay for your 2015, even if you had a curveball. I’m so glad you got the WSH series back and relaunched it. I’m even more glad it went well. I love those books. I’m also glad to hear Wizard is feeling better. I hope the subsequent tests all go well. :hugs: Have fun planning and taking your vacation. You’ve earned it.
This guy? I like him pretty well, but they over defined his midsection so he looks all gnarly. (and not in a good way.) I’m waiting for an alien to burst out.
My big goal for the year was to maintain my sanity. Oh yeah, and publish 4 books. The books are all out. The sanity? Well, no men in white suits have come for me yet, so I think I’m safe. ;o)