Happy New Years everyone! We’re doing our typical New Years Eve, celebrating the ball dropping to 2012 with virgin pina coladas (and milkshakes for the kids), but I decided to do a post for my resolutions (but…let’s just call them goals, cuz in my entire 23 years on this earth, I’ve never been able to keep resolutions ) So. New years goals!
I’ve decided that 2012 is a “me” year; I’m going to try and better myself in all aspects, not just writing wise. I want to lose weight this year, I want to get more fit (because I’m pretty darn sedentary atm) and I want to start being me…because atm, I’m not who I wanna be.
-Finish Spellbound. This is a project I started back in 2010 and want to have it DONE by mid-January and out to the public in March.
-Finish Hunger. I need to reconnect with this cast. I love them, but I’d burned out on first-person…and Hunger was my casualty. Nonetheless, this will be done (and aiming for a July/August release) this year!
-Finish Souljacker. This one can’t be too hard, right? I have it completely mapped out/outlined. It will just be a matter of dedicating time every day to writing it out.
-Write at least two novellas. I have a couple in mind. One of them has to have zombies in it…why? Because I need to write a zombie novel
-Finish one new novel before 2013. Completely new words, whether it’s a rewrite or a Brand New Shiny!
-Blog at least 2x, hopefully 3x, a week AND comment more on others’ blogs. I’m horrible at blogging…and I want to get better! My goal is to get on track so I have the blog posts written (or at least figured out!) ahead of time.
My tentative plan: Monday will be for music posts, talking about bands or artists or maybe just a song I love. Wednesday will be Wednesday of Whimsy, where I’ll post book reviews, funny things, or maybe just have random posts. It’s whimsy, after all! And Saturday or Sunday will be for ‘snippets’ ie; excerpts, a few lines of my current WIP, maybe something I wrote that I’d like to share.
-Facebook and Twitter daily. I’ll be the first to admit, social media intimidates me. Terribly. The idea of interacting, socially, with people terrifies me LOL. So. I’m going to aim to dedicate an hour a day to Facebook and Twitter, and hopefully by 2013 I’ll be an active member of the FB/Tweeting community
Real-life “Me” Goals:
-Go gluten-free again. I’m gluten intolerant, though I don’t like to admit that. I love breads, pastas, hell, anything that has wheat/rye/barley in it. AKA gluten. So… I’m going to eliminate gluten from my diet. I did it before, lost about 30 lbs. I can do it again, and stick with it. Yeah, there’ll be days where I cheat (like, for Chinese? I can’t give up Chinese!) but I want to always get back on the horse when I fall off.
-Cut back soda intake about 90%. I’m a horrible pop-aholic. I get fountain drinks…and not the small ones x.x So. Gonna be cutting that back, because it’s unneeded calories. I don’t really care for canned/bottled pops, so I should be good there. Besides the fountain drinks. Oi.
-Change the way I eat/view food. My relationship with food…well, it could be better. I need to cut back portions, use smaller plates/cups, and start understanding when exactly I’m full. This will be a toughie, but I’m determined.
-Exercise 6 days a week. Whether it be a dance game, stretching and basic floor exercises, light weight lifting, walking, swimming, etc. I want to get active and get sweating, get my heart pumping, start losing weight and firming up.
-Get down to a size 20-22. Gonna focus on inches before weight.
-Start wearing clothes/accessories that I feel are more ‘me’ than what I’m wearing. I’m so excited for this
So we will see how many of these goals I can do in a year! Whoot!
What are some of your 2012 goals?