Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million
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Goals for 2011

My first, primary and most important goal for 2011 is to be happy. To make progress on me, and my mental state, to prioritize my various commitments and balance my life between business and creative energy and family and self. Balance is important, and I feel like I spun my wheels an awful lot in 2010 because I didn't have that.

(My 2010 review is here)

I do have some more specific goals, however they fit into the big picture:

  • I want to revise my novel and turn it into a cohesive complete draft. At this stage, I consider it version 0.5 - I'd like to get it to version 2, and start the hunt for an agent to represent it.
  • I want to continue to write plot-moving-forward stories for Torn World, though if I don't manage 52(!!) this year, I won't consider it a dead loss. Maybe say 20? That's still a lot of stories, and very attainable.
  • I do want a piece of artwork a month again, at least, so 12. Selling a few of them would be icing on my cake.
  • Revamp the EMG webpage to feature the work that's staying, add donation and funding pages, cut the dead weight and re-tool the contact, FAQ and such to catch up with the new improved gameplan. Better karma and credits integration. Maintain regular newsletters and updates, advertise and word-of-mouth more steadily.
  • Expand my programming freelancing. The definition of 'expand' is flexible, but I want to carry my financial weight.
  • Publish the Arabian Nights coloring book, start collecting for the next one (dragons, maybe?).

    May 2011 be bright and filled with love for all of us.
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