Sunday, January 1, 2012

...Ring out the false, ring in the true - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Happy 2012!

I'm not one for New Years resolutions but I'm all for goal setting. Here is an interesting study from Harvard Business School... (from
- Only three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and a whopping 84 percent had no specific goals at all.
Ten years later, the members of the class were interviewed again, and the findings, while somewhat predictable, were nonetheless astonishing. The 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. And what about the three percent who had clear, written goals? They were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together. -

Amazing right?

So here are my goals for the coming year:

Complete and publish the novella: Going For It
Complete: Real Men Don't Drink Appletinis for the Martini Madness anthology I've been invited to be a part of
Complete: 470 Bodies ( a short story in the Horror genre - I know so out of my ballpark - but it must be written )
Complete and publish the novella: Eight Ball Lover

So there it is: Ready, Get Set, Go!

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
Edith Lovejoy Pierce


  1. You can do it! And I know of some who will hold you to it! And you'll do vice versa. Happy New Year!

  2. Wishing you luck. I never make resolutions but I always have goals. Sometimes I meet them and other times I don.

  3. @Yo - for sure
    @Janet - sometimes goals backfire and put too much pressure on me

  4. May I suggest that we meet at the Blue Martini for a consult concerning your martini project? I am also willing to assist with research into the complexities of various martinis. As a fan of the horror genre , I can perhaps offer assistance for that project as well, especially after many martinis. Am I not a most excellent sister?

  5. Yes - you are a most excellent sister and yes much research will be needed!