Sunday, February 7, 2010

Honing In On Goals

I have had a lot of big thoughts swirling around in my head lately. Mainly having to do with what direction I want to take my life. I blogged about this recently but that was more of the initiation of the thought process and since then, I've really been trying to figure out what big things I want to spend my time on and achieve.

Most recently, I've considered going to medical school which literally makes my heart race partly in excitement and partly in panic. I am really interested in neurology and always have been plus The Marshmallow is totally supportive with whatever I choose. Just the thought makes me giddy, however I've had to sort of put that on the back burner at least until my girls are in school though as it would completely monopolize my life and I'd miss out on some pretty critical years, especially for Tink.

But back when I did that initial post, I was seriously considering something I've been working on for several novel. I've actually started several of them. But one keeps coming back to me, the one I've done the most work on. And so I've decided to finish it. It's what I want to achieve right now that is up and above any of my "other" responsibilities like parenthood, being a wife, my job, etc. It's something I've always wanted to do and would be a big sense of fulfillment for me if I could complete it. Actually this particular novel will end up being more like a trilogy but I can accept that. I love to write, and we all know I have a lot to say when I do write.

So, here I go. I'm actually going to get that thing finished. I don't know when it will be done but I'll set a few goals to get there in a reasonable amount of time. I know it takes some authors several years to finish a novel and literally, I've already been "working" on this one for a couple of years so it's high time I finish it. Maybe a year?????

7 backward glances:

Rachel said...

Do you ever sleep? You are amazing! And the most goal oriented person I've ever met. You go girl!!

josey said...

hey amy! i'm SO excited about your book! i'll be in line to buy it when you get it published :D

is this goal going to require its very own excel spreadsheet? ;) hehe!! you can do it, girl!

AND i'm super excited to hear more about the goin-back-to-school developments. =)

Amy said...

Rachel - you're so funny. you KNOW i sleep - in fact, I do way too much of it!

josey: you'd hate my book! you don't like fantasy fiction but you flatter me anyway. and yes, i really need to do up a spreadsheet for it, lol - to keep myself on track. how well you know me :)

josey said...

who said i dont like fantasy fiction? :D what's on my goodreads isnt a complete list of everything i've read. i just cant remember it all. LOL! i quite like harry potter, LOTR and the that the kind of fantasy fiction you are writing? :)

Controlling My Chaos said...

That sounds pretty cool. What genre is it?

Amy said...

Josey: ok, it was mainly because I don't see a whole bunch of anything other than like nutritional books and stuff on your GoodReads. i guess it doesn't surprise me that you're a HP fan. I would marry that book(s) if it was possible.

Josey & CMC: Total fantasy (adolescent) fiction. It's what I like to's what i like to write! It's going really good. I'm having the time of my life!

josey said...

YAY, i'm stoked!! i'm so glad you're enjoying it. get workin! LOL!!!