It’s Not Real Unless You Put It In Writing

I’m a little behind the curve for this new decade already. A couple days in I caught the nastiest cold I’ve had in a while. (Maybe the flu? We’ll say it’s a cold…but it kicked my ass.) Today is the first day I’ve felt like a human being again.  

So, ten days into the new year and new decade, I’m here to declare my goals for the next year.

2020 Goals*

1. The Year of the 100. (Actually two goals.)

1a. I’m aiming for 100 Rejections. I actually started this back in December and I’m up to four.

1b. Also aiming to read 100 Books. I’m up to five, so I’m doing okay so far.

2. Write and produce one full length play.

3. Write the rough drafts of three novels.

4. Co-produce 20ish short films based on my 365 Project with Fantomvagn Films.

5. Write six short stories.

*A note about my goal-setting style which I’m embracing this year. I have always, always been more successful when I set ridiculous Big Hairy Ass Goals (BHAGs). Whenever I set goals that are “reasonable” I am always, always worse off. For example, the last time I set my reading goal at 100 books, I missed and ‘only’ read 70ish books. The year I set it for 20 books, I read 12.

4 Comments on “It’s Not Real Unless You Put It In Writing

  1. Even one of those goals, standing alone, for the year is pretty bold, but put them all on the same list and that is indeed big and hairy!
    Good luck, I’m rooting for you!
    (now I need to go rewrite my goals…they seem so mundane and attainable now, I’m embarrassed)

  2. I just realized I write a long list of things to do every year, but I don’t call them goals. Goals are separate.

    Must go ponder this discrepancy. And write d oh wn some actual goals.

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