my goals for 2011. Sadly, I met ZERO of those personal goals. Exercising and yoga--zero time and a broken foot kind of put the brakes on those two goals. Spending more time with loved ones I never see who live nearby . . . I have no excuse. I dropped the ball on that one. I did not meet that goal to my satisfaction.
I did, however, meet both of my writing goals.
So this year my personal goals are going to be largely the same: exercise at least twice a week and visit those loved ones a lot more!
One of my biggest goals that falls between personal and writing has to do with reading. My plan is not to buy any new books in 2012. I'm only going to read what I've already got on my Kindle or in my physical pile of To Be Read which added together is almost 200 books I think. The only books this next year I am going to allow myself to purchase are books by writers I am semi-online-friendly with whose novels are coming out in 2012. (Like L.J. Cohen's The Between which comes out in January; Suzan Stirling's Silence of Mercy Bleu which comes out in March and Jennifer Hillier's Freak which comes out in August - and anyone else whose book might have slipped my mind). This will be a REALLY hard one to keep! But it should save me boat loads of money!
My writing goals for 2012 are as follows:
1. Complete a really great, polished, ready-for-public-consumption draft of Hold Still
2. Begin a first draft of something new or go back to work on something old
3. Read at least 5 books on the craft
And hopefully some publisher out there will make it their goal to buy my book(s) this year. Mwah hah hah.
How about you? Do you set goals? If so, what are your goals for this new year? Any specific writing goals?