Goals for 2011

I didn’t really set myself any goals in 2010.  Not formal ones, anyway.  I had things I hoped to accomplish, some I did and some I didn’t, but I never took the time to make a list or track my progress.

In fact, the only real goal I made was to have finished my book, Life and Fire, by the end of the year.  Well, that didn’t happen.  Oops!

I can’t help but wonder if it would be finished if Rob and I hadn’t moved from Virginia to Texas, and then from the apartment to the house.  If I hadn’t been so busy trying to get my life under control again, would I have spent more time writing?  I hope so, but really the question is moot.  We moved.  Twice.  I didn’t finish the book.  Sure, they’re probably related, but everything is related somehow.

Anyway, I’ve made myself a list of goals for 2011.  Most I’ll share, some are personal and I’ll keep them to myself, but I think all are fully attainable if I work at them.

My 2011 Goals:
– Spend at least 4 hours a day, at least 5 days a week on writing or revision.
– On writing days, write at least 1,000 words a day.  On revision days, revise at least 1 chapter.
– Finish my Life & Fire manuscript and begin polishing.  Finish polishing if possible.
– Begin the manuscript for Air & Earth.
– Query at least 10 agents for Life & Fire if it’s ready.
– Keep a list of all the books I read in 2011.
– Cut my sugar consumption in half.  (Such a sad goal, but so much better for me.)
– Get outside for a walk with the girls at least 4 times a week.
– Knit all the items on my list and finish all the current projects.
– Spin some yarn and keep it for myself!
– Teach Rob how to cook.
– Keep the house clean and beautiful.
– Have company over at least once a month.

Some of these are easy goals and some of them are hard goals.  Some are easy to keep up for a few months and then become much more difficult.  But all are important to me for one reason or another.  I wonder which I will have accomplished by this time next year, and which will have fallen victim to time and circumstances?

Tell me, what goals do you have for 2011?

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2 Responses to Goals for 2011

  1. Great goals, Kali. They’re all things you have control over (unlike “get published”). I can so relate to the moving twice thing. And keeping the house clean and beautiful is always on my wish list. That is, I wish someone else would do it. 😉

    Good luck in 2011! I’ll be curious to see how it goes.

    • tospinayarn says:

      Ha! I wish someone else would keep my house clean, too. But thus far my house cleaning fairy has been conspicuously absent, so the chore falls to me. I hit all my goals today, but as it’s day 2 I’m not entirely certain that counts for much. Still, even the best streaks of accomplishment start at 1!

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