I'm a list maker. I love making them along with plans for large projects. In 2010 I created a 5 year writing plan in which I outlined exactly what I would do for my "career" from courses to take, to books I would write, edit or outline and how I would promote my name/brand as a writer. Like most of my plans, I was overly optimistic, and found I had to beat myself up at the end of the year for not accomplishing all of the goals outlined. I used it as motivation to quickly catch up at the beginning of 2011. Last year, I'm happy to say I accomplished all my goals ahead of time and gave myself a well deserved pat on the back.
As life would have it, things quickly changed when I found out I was pregnant, and although thrilled, I was terrified at what it would do to my writing and my 5 year plan. So far it's been an up hill battle for blogging and writing until late in the evening, but I still managed to carve out time here and there. I've also had to take a step back and re-evaluate my plan for this year and adjust a few things to make my plate a little lighter, but I remain optimistic.
How about you angels? Do you have a career plan or are you winging it as you go?