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© Diana Ting Delosh
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Here's to 2016 and all the hopes and promises of a shiny New Year.
Wishing All a Happy and Creatively Productive, Prolific and Prosperous New Year
As for me I have my 2016 planner and my lists of things I hope to accomplish and how I plan to do it. The how, I feel is actually more important than the end game. I could say I want to have picture book contract with a major traditional publisher in 2016. However it would be unrealistic as there are quite a few factors out of my control. I'm much better having as goals:
• a few picture book dummies and /or manuscripts that have gone through the vetting process of my trusted illustrator crit group and/or my writer's group. One of my resolutions is to only submit my best. Which is why I really need the eyes and ears of my beta readers.
• Making a list of publishers/agents/editors that I feel would be most receptive to my projects.
• Submitting to the above.
• Working on multiple projects/proposals at a time as I can't afford to put all my eggs in 1 basket.
• Revamping my website/portfolio dianadelosh.com so that it's as enticing as possible.
Instead of a "where I want to be by the end of the year" dream list. I'm making a list of specific projects and tasks that are steps towards my dreams and hopes for 2016.