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Goals for July 2016


successGirl“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”  – Ernest Hemingway

A new month, a new beginning!  Big or small, it doesn’t matter what the goal is as long as we keep moving in the right direction. What are some of your plans and objectives for this month? Statistics show that writing down goals increases the odds of achieving them! So join us in goal-setting for the month and post yours in the comment area. 

Author: Sara Light

Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy, The Musical" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score." Sara has always combined her love of teaching with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2001 she co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website Besides being one of the main administrators (and now bloggers) Sara teaches Song Feedback and Lyric Writing at

3 thoughts on “Goals for July 2016

  1. For me, July will be an informational gathering month. I have several irons in the fire that need further research and connections. Since summer tends to be a more laid back time for everyone with vacations and family activities, I’ll allow myself the space to be in “intake” mode, more than output mode.

  2. Sounds good for you, Sara. My July Goals are to get feedback on “Lion & the Lamb” on which I have worked endlessly, and maybe to do a worktape on “Mama Said Welcome”. I also want to record the rewrite on “Mercy Comes”. Hope I can complete one of these goals at least.

    • They all sound like great goals for July, Sister Kay Kay. Even getting one done would be an accomplishment. “Mama Said Welcome” is an intriguing title.

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