Except that I'm writing again, off to a good start on Book 2 of my Tallenmere series. Thinking about lots of things today. New year, new goals and aspirations. Realizing that unless I actually get off my tail and make things happen, that they won't. It's mind-boggling, if I let all the pressures pile up at once. So, it's baby steps--time to look at things one at a time, short-term goals to reach the long-term ones.
What are your short-term goals as a writer? For now, I plan to get on a regular writing schedule. I'm going to attempt making Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays my writing/reading/critiquing days, and Tuesdays/Thursdays will be devoted to errands, housekeeping, kid stuff, etc.
Another goal: Compartmentalize. One thing at a time. When time is up for thing 1, I move on to thing 2 and don't let thing 1 keep rearing its head. I tend to be a multi-tasker, as are most moms, and while it can be helpful while performing childcare tasks, it can also be detrimental when you're writing.
Before you ask, yes, I still plan on getting out that treadmill. One thing at a time, remember?