Goals for 2010

I’m bored and cooking a roast dinner so I have some time to blog, that’s the beauty of a good roast – you chuck it in, it does it’s thing, you have some time and then you get to eat beautiful food.

Anyways… I’ve been thinking about some achievable goals for the next year and have come up with a couple. I’m going small so that I can feel like I’ve achieved something at the end of it, something other than adding another beautiful baby to the whanau. Speaking of, that’s going at the top of my list!

Bring another blessed life into the world.

Keep submitting Lifelines and give it another going over.

Build up a store of short stories for submitting over the year, and work on increasing my collection of ideas.

Finish painting the bathroom and get the bedroom painted before baby arrives.

Spend ~15 mins a day in the garden

Be a better dog owner: half hour walks every day, make sure she gets some more love.

A lot of these are actually about forming habits. I need to form a habit of exercising daily, both for myself and the dog. I may have a week or so off after new baby arrives but I’m going to need that half hour for my sanity I think, and she’s going to need the attention more than ever. If I can form a habit of gardening then the work will never pile up and we’ll have a steady supply of fruit and veges.

I also need to get into the habit of regularly submitting my novel and short stories to places, hopefully I can do this in the next six months and it will mean I have an easier time of the process once new baby comes.

There are a bunch of other things I would like to do – finish writing Chasing Ascension, work on my other novels, commit to a million things – but I know I can’t. Anything other than what’s on the list is a bonus.

Hope everyone else has a good start to the new year! Not long to go now.

Tomorrow I’ll be adding my post about the planning of my new year novella, should be good, am enjoying what I’m coming up with so far though I think it’s going to be a little different from anything I’ve written so far.


1 thought on “Goals for 2010”

  1. After my somewhat fail of completing last years resolutions, I think this year I’ll just stick with intentions. That way I won’t feel so bad when I fail…

    A lot of it is about habits like you say – the need to break old ones and form new ones. Trouble is its so easy to get set in your way and slip back into those comfortable old ones..

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