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2010 Goals Update

I have to say, I started 2010 with the best intentions. I kicked off the year with a brilliant goals list for my writing and for the first few months of 2010 the achievement of these goals went well. I had it all figured out, and I figured it would be easy to stick to these goals.

But, unfortunately, real life took over - the professional side of life more than anything - and since the end of March I've been concentrating on finding a new job in London. I have been to London so many times in the past few months that I simply don't have the time to write at the moment - job hunting, applications, interview preparation and the interviews themselves are very time-consuming, not to mention most weekends I'm back to London to spend time with the boy. I'm also working longer hours than before and something has had to give temporarily - sadly, that something is my writing.

This is not me giving up on my books - I will still be submitting TROG, but I won't be working on anything new until I sort out a job in London. I have been very lucky to have been able to afford to spend a lot of time on my books in the past year or so, but turning 25 means I am now a grown-up and I have to rethink some of my priorities. I can't neglect my professional development any longer in favour of my pipe dream - I do know I *will* be published one day, but I sadly have no idea when that day will actually be. And, I have mentioned it several times before on here, I miss London, I want to go home, and the most important thing for me at the moment is to make this happen.

If you could give up your job to concentrate on a pipe dream, what pipe dream would you want to chase after? xoxo

3 comments:

  1. That's similar to my year so far. I mean, my profession is writing, but I've hardly written any new material. It's all been editing books I wrote last year. So, much slower than I'd planned.

    Still, every little bit is progress. I don't suppose you'd be interested in giving me a swift kick to make me work faster? :D

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  2. In my case, it would be writing too - or at least trying to improve my ability to write!

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  3. For me it would be writing like you, but the longer I teach, the more I become content and happy with the job.

    I think I'm where I am meant to be!

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