Back At It
January 2, 2012 § 7 Comments
It’s a new year and a new round! I have missed everyone and am happy we’re all back. Let’s just get to the goals; rip it off, like a band-aid.
1. Write- seems pretty obvious, but you’d be surprised (0r not) how little of it I get around to doing when that’s the MAIN POINT. Specifically, I will write for 30 minutes every single day. No excuses. I am also going to edit for 30 minutes 3 times a week.
A little note on my new “measurement.” I’ve decided that wordcount goals are not my bag. I’d rather have 30 minutes of slaving over a slice of a scene or a dialogue that I want to perfect than focus on getting a certain number of words. In the writing jobs I do, there are wordcount requirements that tend to anger me. If I can complete my thought or task in 278 words, it feels wrong to go back and pad it with an extra 22 words. It is wrong. I hated this in college as well. So, anyway. My response is to focus on amount of time instead. We’ll see if this is a good idea.
2. Exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
3. Meditate for 10 minutes every day.
I got this idea from Jane Friedman’s blog and I’m surprised I don’t already do this. I know personally how powerful meditation is since I used it in my daughter’s natural birth. Which reminds me that I need to do a posting of her birth story. I’m such a busy-body that it is pure torture, but it is so beneficial!
4. Read and review books.
I don’t really need to give myself a goal besides requiring myself to review every book I read. It is a respectful thing to do and I feel like a horrible person when I read something lovely and don’t take the time to go give it a review on Amazon. It really helps sell books. I have a review blog I should link to as well. I’m a disgrace but I will change!
Good luck, everyone! I love the beginning of goals when I haven’t totally jacked them up yet.