I imagine we're all looking back today, thinking about 2010. The good and bad, the ups and downs. I know I have and I've sensed some patterns that repeated all too often. The "submit-requested full-rejection" pattern happened so many times, I'm surprised I didn't spend most of the year in tears. (Actually, I think I might have.)
They say the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. I continue to submit, I continue to get requests for fulls, and ... you get the picture. Things have to change.
So for 2011, there will be a lot less submitting--maybe none. I'm going to focus on my architecture business which deserves my attention at this point, since it's paying the bills. And, when I have time, I'll work on craft and writing. And rewriting. But not submitting. I feel like I've been thrashing forward for so long, I'm not sure where I am in relation to my goal.
Here's to 2011, to knowing where you are in life and to paying the bills.