New Year’s Day.
I’m feeling pretty rough.
It’s hardly the best day to have to travel back to London on a crowded train, but I don’t have much choice – I’m back at work tomorrow.
So. I better start the new year properly.
A few days ago I reviewed my accomplishments for 2012… and now it’s time to think about the future.
What do I want to accomplish in 2013?
It’s easier to start with what I DON’T want to accomplish.
I’m NOT going to set any reading goals, because reading distracts from my writing. (Besides, that time I read 120 books in a year? I had no social life.)
I’m NOT going to set any blogging targets, even though I would like to update this blog more regularly. Every year I resolve to update more often, and every year I fail. Clearly this tactic isn’t working.
So what AM I going to do?
Resolutions For 2013
Write one book to completion.
If I tell myself to finish a particular book, I won’t. My brain is silly like that. So I’m keeping the goal general enough to make sure I at least write something.
Participate in a short story anthology.
Last year I appeared in Best of Fridayflash: Volume 2. The year before in Tales for Canterbury. And the year before THAT I was in 12 Days 2010. I’d like to keep up this tradition, so if you’re organising an anthology get in touch!
Last year I fell off the tweeting/blogging wagon, my writing output was fairly consistent but too slow. Rather than set impossible individual targets, I want to organise myself to make time for writing, online stuff, my day job and a social life.
Yes, that’s it.
Ultimately all I want to achieve in 2013 is to fairly accomodate everything, without feeling like I’ve let something slip. I’m a Libran, after all. We like balance.
What about you? What are your resolutions?
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Finding balance can be tough. That’s my goal this year as well. I feel so off balance lately. It involves calendars and reminders because I can’t remember everything myself.