Go forth, and read this. RIGHT NOW. Then come back.
Okay, are you back? Good. Listen up: Colleen is right. Objectives are DUMB. Stop using them.
Also, my entry into her contest:
“To secure a position in which I can be as bad-ass as Mal Reynolds, as powerful as Neo, as charismatic as Aragorn, and as devious as Miles Vorkosigan, all while dressing like Katharine Hepburn.”