Happy New Year!
This is the time of year when I look back at last year’s goals to see how I did. I usually list them here with some commentary on how they went. Well, last year’s goals didn’t go very well. I was behind in writing, reading and watching movies so I’m going to forego the yearly breakdown. I did read more books last year than I had the year before though, so that’s a good thing.
I blame it on the P word. Procrastination. I’m sooooooo good at procrastinating. It’s super easy to do. You decide to work on something else, or do something else instead of what you should be doing. But what you should be doing is far more important and usually not as much fun, as what you procrastinate with. My favourite choices for procrastination – playing with PhotoShop Elements, designing websites, playing Sims 3.
I need goals. I need deadlines. I need to move forward with these writing goals and actually get somewhere.
This year’s goals will be simpler. Some will be the same as last year but some are going to be a little more specific than they have been. Onto the goals.
Have at least 5 books available on the major online stores – the first one in January (most of these will be under my pen name but Reflections will be under mine)
Submit the four short stories I wrote for Woman’s World to Woman’s World
Submit at least 2 other short stories for calls for submissions
Finish writing one script (I have a few on the go so I should be able to finish one of them)
Read 24 books (I’m starting today with Tess Gerritsen’s The Apprentice)
Watch 100 movies (I’m starting this today too with January Man)
Read 12 scripts (I have a list started of the ones I want to read)
I saved the most important goals for last:
Spend time with family and friends
Plan my wedding!
Save for my wedding
Diet and exercise to improve my health
What about you? Got any goals for the New Year?
Until next time…