#IWSG: New Year’s Goals

 

This month’s question: “What are your writing goals for the new year?” 

 

My writing life is so out of sync at the moment as I’m searching for some way to get back into a routine of some sort. So far, nothing is working.

Hubby was furloughed when the federal government shutdown on December 21st (well, technically it’s only a partial shutdown, but still) which means he’s been home 24/7 since.  I have the only computer in the house, and of course, he’s been monopolizing all my free time on it to keep up with the news as well as other things.  I might be able to get on for maybe 30 minutes each day, not nearly enough time to do much of any real writing. The rest of my time has been spent juggling bills when we have no income coming in, and “spring” cleaning.  He thinks that my sitting at the desk for several hours each day is a sign of my being lazy.

Writing…lazy?   Really?

Yeah, I have a husband who really doesn’t get me as a writer, but I forgive him for this. Still, it doesn’t make it any easier.

Okay, my rant time is over.

I gave up on setting resolutions as I’ve never really been successful with them.  Instead, I prefer to set goals. For 2019 I do have a few goals I hope to attain:

  1. Take at least one writing workshop (poetry especially)
  2. Finish Draft One for novels: The Hidden Avalon, Terror From the Deep, and Hope Falls
  3. Write every day (min. word count: 250)

I believe these to be quite reasonable with ample room to add more goals if I wish.

 

What about you? What are your writing goals for this year?

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Another Year’s End…

Another year ends, another new year begins.

The cycle of life continues with another round of resolutions.

Resolutions or the to-do list?

What’s the difference really?

Anyhoo, the booze is starting to set in so here are my resolutions:

Write. And then write some more.

Read (and more than just 8 or 9 books in a year-how pathetic is that?).

That’s it.  Simple and sweet.

Too bad life couldn’t be that way.

Nah.

Shaky Ground

Starting off the New Year on shaky ground with the flu (the entire family came down with this).  Work-wise, this is not a good thing.  What could I do?  Spread the love?

Yeah, right.

I’m venturing more into the nonfiction arena this year with a new blog called Whispering Shadows, which will be part memoir and part journal.  I’ve been toying with this idea for a number of years; and this year I decided, what the heck, let’s get it on!  Once completed, I will need beta readers to help me revise and edit, and then I’ll have to decide how to have it published.

In April, I plan to write pretty much nothing but poems.   One of these years, I will have a poetry chapbook published.

Then I have my web fiction work to focus on, especially Redemption. I’d love to complete this one by the end of the year.

There are also other stuff I hope to work on, plus my “resolutions” that I previously posted about.  If I manage to be successful on even a handful of these, this should be a productive year.

Stay tuned!

2013

2012 is rapidly coming to a close and I, for one, will be more than happy to see the dawning of yet another new year.

What I hope to accomplish in 2013:

1. Read more books than I did in 2012 (don’t ask how many I read this past year; it’s that pathetic)

2. Write/post my very first book review

3. Make new friends/get out more often and mingle

4. Learn to sketch/draw

5. Finish Redemption (Part one of the Underverse serial)

6. Would like to see one or two of my short work(s) published

7. Attempt to write a memoir/journal on personal experiences (something I’ve been considering for a long time)

What would you like to accomplish in the upcoming new year?