Song of the Day: Let's Get it Started by The Black Eyed Peas
Hello all! Yesterday I shared how I matched up with my 2011 goals. If you're curious, you can find that post here. Today, I'm sharing what my new goals are for 2012. Some of my goals are the same and some of them are modified. Not that I believe in lowering the bar, but I do think some of my goals needed to be more realistic. So here's what I plan to accomplish in 2012.
1. Read 50 books.
For 2011, I said I wanted to read 75 books. That probably wasn't realistic considering I was trying to finish up my MFA. I figure a book a week is reasonable right? And I still have an extra two weeks of leeway.
2. Finish editing my NanoWriMo novel and begin querying agents.
I had this goal last year. I'll be working on a different novel, however. I actually really like this one. In fact, I can't wait to start editing it. I gave myself a month away from it. I hope that's enough time because I'm dying to start working on it.
3. Blog at least twice a week.
Last time I said three times a week, but I think two is a good number. If I happen to do more posts, great. I think it's safe to say I can manage two a week. I would also like to work on the content. I'd like to do more posts on the actual craft/process of writing.
4. More growth for Black Fox Literary Magazine
I think this will always be on my list. I am always looking for ways to develop the magazine and have it progress. Pam, Quita and I have big plans for Black Fox. We're hoping some of those will be accomplished in 2012.
5. Add to my emergency fund.
Now that I actually have an emergency fund, I'd like to continue saving money.
6. Write at least 3 times a week.
I was supposed to write everyday in 2011. That didn't happen. I think writing a couple of times a week is a more realistic goal for me.
7. Make church and God a priority.
Another one that will always be on my list.
8. Publish at least 3 more "things"
I would like some more publishing credit so my goal is to get more of my work in front of readers. I want this to apply to fiction and non-fiction. I've written some articles in the past, so I wouldn't mind writing some more "non-fiction type" pieces for publication.
9. Exercise 2-3 times a week
Again, this one will always be on my list. My hope is that I will get better at staying consistent. I did make some progress this past year, so let's hope for more in 2012.
10. Start a PhD program?
I have a question mark next to this zone because things are so up in he air. I have to get accepted first. The school I really want to go to is low residency and across seas. At some point over the next few days I'm going to be sitting down and thinking about this step.
What about you? Have you thought about any goals for 2012? Care to share?