going to narrow it down. I will recount it here now, but know that I'm only going to cover professional type material here on this blog. As such many of my goals will be covered in Flowers of
1. Learn Greek - that is a must, and I've placed it above and before all else. If I do nothing else this year, even if I lose my job, I must finally learn Greek. What I do with this however will not be tracked here. I'll track this in Flowers of Mundelein.
2. Archaeology - I can see how I might drop this, however I've volunteered to "help" run a Archaeology Merit Badge clinic. At long last I have a legitimate reason to pursue Archaeology and someone relying on my to produce. If I didn't commit to helping I could slid this down on the priority list again. I'll have to see on this one. It is a maybe. Also, I think this will probably be covered in Flowers.
3. Writing - this belongs squarely in this blog and I'll come back to this one.
4. New Job - I can't really control if I need this or not, but if I do it will certainly move very high up the priority list. At this point I may have to keep it very high anyway for piece of mind. I may track that here, as it is professional, but I may not.
5. Commissioner - This is not really a goal, but a general catch-all for my Scouting function. It is personal and will be covered in Flowers, but it is also a commitment I made to others and they are relying on me. I'm going to set goals for others, so I had better keep up my end.
Let's go back and look at number three. I want to keep a couple of rule sets in mind:
.HEINLEIN'S RULES FOR WRITING
1. You must write.
2. You must finish what you write.
3. You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.
4. You must put the work on the market.
5. You must keep the work on the market until it is sold.
SMART Goals are:
- Specific – target a specific area for improvement.
- Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
- Achievable - state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources.
- Relevant – stresses the importance of choosing goals that matter.
- Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.
- ProNoFiMo in January
- NaNoEdMo in March
- Research publishing in April
- Send it out to publishers starting end of April.