“Make a New Year’s resolution list that includes 10 goals. They don’t all have to be writing-related, but at least 3 of them do. Then refer to this post often this year and update it as you complete your goals.”
I know, it has been quite a long time since I’ve written. Shortly after I started blogging again, I got put on new medication and I moved out of my apartment. Needless to say I got out of the habit of blogging and I’m trying to get back into the habit. Sometimes I wish I had a deadline or at least a wingman (or woman). Who knows, maybe after I get married next month (yes married!), I’ll find someone in the town my fiance lives in who also likes to write. Until then, I guess I’m on my own.
The above quote is a Writer’s Digest Writing prompt. I subscribe to the WD Newsletter and once a week there’s a new prompt. I decided that I’d use that prompt to help me get back into blogging. So here are my goals for 2013:
- Write a blog post at least once a week until May in hopes that by the time May comes I’ll be back into the swing of blogging.
- Stop blaming myself for every little thing that happens. Similarly, stop apologizing for things that I had no hand in.
- Finish my novel Heat Rises, get it edited and self-published. Also write two additional novels (or finish the other three novels that I’ve started).
- Steampunk my study at my future husband’s house.
- Participate in my groups on Experience Project by writing stories about my experiences.
- Let God lead in my life rather than trying to lead my own.
- Spend more one-on-one time with my rescue dog. Since my Shih Tzu and my mother’s Toy Poodle mix are a lot more social/secure, my Rat Terrier often gets overlooked due to her insecurities.
- Tone down my OCD and control freak tendencies. Just because I’m not doing a particular task doesn’t mean it won’t get done right.
- Complete various scrapbook projects and enter them into the county fair in August.
- Write in my journal more than twice a month.
When I make goals/resolutions, I try to make ones that I know are feasible and that I can attain. For me the worst thing to do is set goals and not be able to follow through with them. Perhaps, if I finish these goals by the time June comes around, I might create another set of goals for the rest of the year. However, let me not get ahead of myself.
Did anyone else create goals/resolutions for the next year?