I recently added a 2012 Goals Tracker to the blog so that, despite the rejections that are sure to roll in, I can feel this sense of accomplishment as I see the number of published articles slowly increase.
We're only two months in, and at this point in the goal-game I'm not "hot," "hotter," "toasty" or even Boston-in-May lukewarm. I'd say I'm more "frozen-in-an-iceburg-on-an-Antarctic shelf."
So there it is:
0 Published Articles
Each time I look at that zero, I feel the need to explain myself. But I won't. Instead of getting hung up on publication and feeling totally out of control, I'll focus on what I can do: submit articles - 3 per month - and continue searching for more markets.
So I've added another line to my Goal Tracker: "0 submitted articles" Thanks to some submitting earlier today, at least that zero's going the way of the Antarctic.