Goal: Enter a contest in the unpublished category. That’s it. Just a goal, a milestone. Keep working. Edit number, I don’t know, 10 perhaps? Almost done…. almost ready to send to an editor. Then it is time to put it out there.
But before the month is out, I discover that I won the 2013 Southern California Book Festival contest! What?
Or more accurately, now what? Keep editing and writing. Build on this…. Take another step.