A New Year has fallen down upon us! I'm already two days behind on my writing but getting farther and father ahead with my overdue editing. My goals I posted in mid-December have shifted slightly, but are still highly ambitions. I've always been of the mind that if you aim higher than you think you can achieve you'll force yourself to do more than you think is possible. Even though I might not hit all of my goals this year, I will still have a massive output compared to previous years where I just wrote when I felt my muse tickle my brain. This thread will be to post your success stories, your progress for the day/week/month/year, cheerleading, advice, motivation, and just keeping everyone involved and pushing each other toward whatever goal or target or resolution you've set for 2013. Drop in, say hello, give us your goal/target for whatever time frame you like. There will be no pointing and laughing when you miss as we're all likely to miss at some point. This is to encourage you to keep going forward. To look at what you have ahead for the short term, not the long term. Don't look back, just keep looking ahead. Just think about what I managed last year as an example. I intended to write 450,000 words and managed 490,000. I broke the task down into smaller, more manageable chunks. 1237 words a day on average. Some days I'd have 50 some days I'd have 4000. Some weeks I'd not write one word, others I'd knock out 25000. The biggest trick is to keep looking at the smallest possible number you need to achieve for that day. If you want to write 10,000 words a month, that's less than 400 words per day. For most that should be 30 minutes of typing per day. Some might get that done in 15 minutes. The biggest thing it to get yourself in the habit now, early in the year, of sitting down for those 15 or 30 or 60 minutes a day and actually writing and not putting it off until later. As I said, I'm already behind on one goal, but getting ahead on another. I know I'll be able to catch up. You can do the same thing. So stop in, relax here for a few minutes, and realize what your goal really is; to write and complete a work (or works) during 2013. We're all here to do the same thing. Let's get out there and make some words happen! P.S. if you'd like to use the google doc spreadsheet to track progress, leave a note in this thread and we'll hook you up. I do think it was posted in the 2012 results 2013 goals thread, but we can repost it here if you like.