Chad R. Allen, editorial director for Baker Books, started his blogging year off with this wonderful post that asked readers the following questions.
- What Made You Proud?
- What Do You Regret?
- What S.M.A.R.T. Goals Do You Have for This Year?
- What Would Blow Your Mind If It Happened?
What Made You Proud?
I’m proud I submitted more often than I usually do. I submitted a couple of finished projects to two agents and two other projects to publishers.
What Do You Regret?
That I overwhelmed my schedule so much that my writing time this year was less than expected. Thankfully, I began putting plans into place in October to change that for 2014.
What S.M.A.R.T. Goals Do You Have for This Year?
The two most important right now, are: daily Bible reading from 8 – 8:30 a.m. and to complete my middle grade historical by the end of February. I’m a little over halfway through, so I believe I can make it.
What Would Blow Your Mind If It Happened?
It would blow my mind if I got signed by an agent this year. I’ve written six picture books; three of which are ready to submit. I’m in the process of doing some additional market research to see who would be best fitted for them. I also have two other picture book ideas started, but I really want to finish my middle grade book first.
You can read Chad's entire post at http://www.chadrallen.com/2014/01/01/bestyearever/ Hope you'll share your list here or there.