Sure we still have some 2011 left to live, but screw it. Let’s move on to 2012. New year’s resolutions before the new year! I am on top of things!
I’ll start with the same resolution I’ve had every year since I started agenting: make more money for my clients in 2012 than I did in 2011. That I’ve so far made this goal each year only increases the pressure in each succeeding year. So…
Next goal: avoid a stress-related coronary.
Work to find the perfect balance of communication for each client. This is something I chatted with some folks about last week. Some people get super-stressed when I check in all the time. Other people are more worried when I don’t. I want everyone to be happy with how much attention I’m paying them. Aim to please!
Get back to my 2010 pace of reading a book a week for pleasure. I’ve always felt that turning off the inner editorial eye and reading to simply enjoy reading keeps the whole process fresh. But I was off pace this year and want to get back on!
Convince new(-ish) mother Mariah Carey to write a children’s book. I am not kidding.
Develop psychic ability and figure out ahead of everyone else what the changing face of publishing means for DGLM and our clients. If I fail: stay abreast of all new developments and try not to let failure to become psychic keep me down.
Come up with some other stupid pointless yearlong goal—previous examples: watching every Oscar winner for Best Picture and writing a blog entry about every concert, play, or live performance I attended. (Ideas welcome).
Do a million dollar deal before the end of January just to really get the year off to the right start. Okay, okay…the end of February.
And, of course…lose the 30 pounds that I found again this year. Blurgh.
Am I missing anything? Other recommendations are welcome. But if anyone tells me I actually need to lose 40 pounds, I will shiv them.