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New Year's Meme

Typically, New Year's Resolutions are focused on something you plan to successfully attain.

However, in being a bit retrospective today (snow entropy being what it is) I realized that the things that have taught me the most in life were my glorious failures and not any of my successes. Or observation of other people's glorious failures.

Will you write a novel? Start a new business? Join the Peace Corp? Paint a Masterpiece (though you can't draw a straight line)? Run for Office? Submit the book in your sock drawer to a publisher (finally)? Will you reconnect with lost friends/family? Cure Cancer? Convince Congress to Play Nice? Solve World Hunger? Impose World Peace? Teach a child (or an adult for that matter) to read?

So riddle me this Internets, what will be your glorious failure this year? What star-level goal will you have, realistic or no, that if you strive for you might at least catch a cloud.

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My goal for 2013 is survival and not embarrassing myself too much.

I have a new, challenging job which is kicking my ass and giving me stress dreams after the first week. I have to move this year, my novel is coming out, and I have to attempt to promote that while hitting my deadline for book 3. I need to decide which book to write next after that and sell the option novel.

Failure at any of those is not really an option. Pretty sure at least one of those will tank and the rest are going to give me an ulcer. *g*

But I wouldn't have it any other way. I'd be bored.
So what you are saying is that your glorious failure goal is for Dehlia's Shadow

to be a Best Seller on a couple of different lists, and the fall back accomplishments that will make it a Glorious Failure is accomplishing all of the above in the attempt.


That works ;-)



Edited at 2013-01-01 03:47 pm (UTC)
Had to actually think about my own question - have settled on my Glorious Failure Goal being 100% debt free at the end of 2013.

With the mortgage, short of the lottery it is a physical impossibility, but some of the interim states would qualify for a Glorious Failure Acceptable End-State (TM).