Happy new year! This is a short episode to kick off 2017 and I reveal my tip for super-charging your goals. In the January 2016 episode, I defined what makes a good goal and how to set one, and this year I talk about the importance in working out the 'why' behind your goals. As you probably know (since I bang on about it enough!), I love setting goals and believe they are one of the most powerful things we can do when trying to achieve things in writing (and life). Last year, I wrote about my writing goals for 2016 and in this episode I recap on how I got on and chat a little about my aims for 2017. I found setting my goals (and putting them in public - eek!) incredibly motivating, so I'm doing it again this year... Look out for my 2017 goals post on Monday!Next month's episode features an interview with a listener of the podcast, Gillian McAllister. Gillian's first novel, Everything But The Truth, is out 9th March and it was really interesting to speak to someone who is at an early stage of their career. If you've got a question you'd like answered, please email me or find me on Twitter. I’ll answer it on the show and credit you (unless, of course, you ask to remain anonymous). Please spread the word and, if you can spare the time, leave a rating for the show on iTunes. I truly appreciate your support. Thank you for listening!