Happy New Year!
I thought I would use my first post of 2012 to set myself some goals.
1. I want to write more.
I have a novel to finish, a script to tweak and several short stories that are at various stages of completion. My aim is to complete them and send them off.
The first half of 2011 was taken up by studying, but I didn’t do enough writing the rest of the year.
I aim to improve that this year. I recently sent off my first short story for 18 months, Adventures and I want to continue to get my work out there. Two of my stories will be appearing in an e-book coming soon and I want more!
2. I want to read more.
Everyone says, “You’re a writer. You need to read.”
I agree with that sentiment and acknowledge that I don’t read enough.
In 2011, I read more books in a calendar year than ever before – a grand total of 15. Nowhere near the number I wanted to read.
I’ve set myself two targets this year. One was signing up to The Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012, which will see me reading more genres than I would usually do including some genres I’ve never read.
Please feel free to suggest books you think I should read to meet that challenge, I’ve already had a few comments with books to consider and it should be fun!
The second target is to read two books a month. 24 books for 2012 is the plan.
3. Stay the same weight.
I spent a large part of 2011 dieting. I achieved my target weight and I want to keep it that way. I think this goals is key to helping me achieve the other two. Eating healthily does make me feel better about myself. If I can keep at it then the other two goals should be easier to meet.
Whatever goals and resolutions you’ve set for 2012, I hope you have a great start to the New Year.
Thanks for reading.