Song of the Day: 2012 (It Ain't the End) by Jay Sean ft. Nicki Minaj
1. Read 75 books.
I'm not even at 20! I am trying to get to 20 by the end of the year. The bright side is that I read about 12 books in 2010. I'm already at 3 more than that. I guess that's progress. Right? Right?
2. Finish editing my NanoWriMo novel and begin querying agents.
Hmmm. Well I edited the first half. Does that count? The truth is that I edited the first half for my MFA thesis and I never stepped away from it. I needed some time away from the novel because I was getting frustrated with it. I won't be making that mistake again.
3. Blog at least 3 times a week.
Hmmm again. I didn't do that. But I did blog once a week most weeks. I had more posts than I did in 2010. In 2010 I had a huge gap. Months went by without blogging. At least that didn't happen this time.
4. Establish more of a following for Black Fox.
I think we did that! Submissions are up and we have 801 followers on Twitter! Now, if we could just get the print sales up...
5. Create an emergency fund.
I achieved this goal too. It's not as much as I had hoped it would be, but I have a little something for a rainy day. Hopefully, I can continue this.
6. Exercise at least 2-3 times a week.
I didn't quite do this, but this year has been my most consistent ever. Like blogging, I exercised at least once a week most weeks. I didn't let months go by without exercise like I've done in the past.
7. Write everyday even if it's ten words.
This definitely did not happen. I did pump out more short stories and flash fiction, though. And I won National Novel Writing Month. Still, I think I can do better.
8. Make church and God a priority.
I slipped here. All I can say is that I NEED to work on this one.
9. Work on my non-fiction idea.
Didn't happen at all. I think I thought about it once. I'm debating on whether or not I want to work on this next year. I still want to execute the idea but I may not have time next year.
10. Publish something, anything.
I fulfilled this one! I published my flash story "The Truth About Lipstick" in the August issue of The Scarlet Sound.
11. Graduate with my MFA
Completed this one!
12. Accepted to a PhD program
Okay, so I'm not really sure where I am on this one. I won't be applying until next year. So, we shall see.
The year has been filled with highs and lows. I think I will be adding and reforming a lot of these goals for my 2012 list. I'll post my 2012 goals tomorrow. How did you do on your 2011 goals? Did you fulfill any major goals?