End of the Year.
It’s that time again. We’re just a couple of days away from saying goodbye to 2012 so that means resolutions for 2013 have to be made.
I hate making resolutions. Most of the time I make them too hard to achieve and wind up disappointing myself. So this year I’m going to lower the bar a little. I’m going to make some resolutions that, while difficult, aren’t going to be impossible.
First, I’m going to write. A lot. Lots and lots, in fact. I’m setting a daily goal of 1,000 words. For those of you that don’t write this may seem like a lot but, for me, that’s only about an hour of good writing or two hours of poking at the keyboard making words.
The thing about this goal is, I’m going to be fluid with it. If I write 3,000 words on Sunday and then have to pull a 12 hour day working on Monday, I’m not going to freak because I’m still at my goal. The only part of this resolution that freaks me out is, if I can stick with it, I will hit 365,000 words written by the end of next year. That’s, of course, before the insanity of NaNoWriMo.
The next goal is another writing goal. I am tired of not being published. Whether it’s short stories, or a full on novel, I will be published by the end of next year. This is the hardest of my goals as I don’t directly control it. I can write a good story but can I get it published? That’s the question.
My other goals are all the usual ones. Lose weight, eat better, blah, blah, blah…
I’m thinking I’ll put up a word counter or project counter on my website so I can keep track of my goals and others can get on my case if I’m not achieving them.
So here we go. Once more unto the breach, dear friends…