Yesterday Angie talked about men reading romance. Today I'm going to talk about milestones.
I got an awesome email yesterday, advising me that I had been the subject of a LOL. A group of readers were having fun, talking about books, and they started thinking, "Wouldn't it be cool to come up with some LOLs about our favorite fictional characters?" So they did.
Check it out.
I just love the LOLJax they came up with. Isn't it great?
That got me thinking about various goals. Last year, my big goal was to one day find my books at an airport bookstore. I thought that would mean I'd made it.
Well, when I took a trip on December 26th, I found copies of my books in an airport bookstore in the SF section. It wasn't a large bookstore, so I was shelved with authors like William Gibson and Isaac Asimov. I was beyond excited. I signed stock, the people milling around seemed excited to see me. It was a great moment.
But did I feel like I had "made it", like I thought I would? Not really. I was tickled to be sure, but it only shifted my focus. Now my next goal is to have some fan be inspired to make a Wiki about me and my books. Mind you, I can't tell anyone to make that happen because if they do it at my request, it's not the same at all.
And once that happens, however long it takes, what will be my next goal? I suspect I won't know until I've ticked the other one off the list. I think it's human nature never to be content with what we've achieved because if we were, then we'd simply stop striving and allow ourselves to stagnate.
So what are your goals? What's the biggest feat you can see yourself achieving? Next, don't be reasonable at all in your vision of the future. What are your pipe dreams?