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?