Goals wrap up for 2009

This year I’ve done two general ‘goals’ posts, one at the start of the year and one halfway through.

The first general list looked a lot like this, though I’ve added in red purple (I don’t even like red really!) how I went:

Get published in some way shape or form! – didn’t manage this

Move house (a given), and buy it (still have to talk to the bank). – moved and purchased, renovations begun!

Finish edits on Lifelines and start submitting it. – I actually did this!

Edit Following Faith and look for a potential home for it. – planned to start, never did.

Write two new novels. – I completed the first draft of The Consign Mate, and started writing Chasing Ascension.

Rewrite/edit/polish one of my existing novels. – other than Lifelines, my previous novels remained untouched, though I did read Book 1 & 2 of the Resurgence Trilogy and began planning the third novel.

Get back into playing the Sax. – epic fail!

Read a lot more and keep up to date on Goodreads. – I read a lot more. I did not keep up to date on Goodreads.

Get fitter, be more active. I want to be a good role model for my girls and I don’t feel like I’m doing that at the moment. – I am more active now, though not as much as I had wanted to be by now.

Successfully pull off the Kiwiwriters venture being announced tomorrow. – this went off really well, worth the time and effort.

The second one was a lot more vague as I had been posting monthly goals and not doing so well on them. I’d loaded the first half of my year up in a big way and was learning from my mistakes.

I did pretty well with this: Lifelines is being submitted to places still, I didn’t quite get 6 short stories ready for submission but I wrote 6 drafts and am working on rewrites of some of them. The gardens are still not complete but I did manage to get a good crop of a couple vegetables out of it so far.

2010 is just around the corner, and as it comes I know I have about 6 months of being able to get stuff done, followed by trying to adjust to the new life in our home and adapting to being a family of 5 rather than 4. It’s going to be interesting, but I know it’s going to be a lot of fun. Good things await, I just need to let myself be open to them.

I’m going to try and come up with some goals for 2010 and post them in the next day or so.


4 thoughts on “Goals wrap up for 2009”

  1. I like the wrap-up of goals. It’s what I hope to do this time next year. A big congrats on getting Lifelines out there! I hope it comes through in a big way for you in 2010. I figured decade goals were a little more attainable than yearly goals for big things… though I’m sure I can score a fan club in under a year 😉

    I can’t wait to see your new list!

    1. I bet you can get a fanclub within a year! lol just gotta put yourself out there 😉

      The list is going to be pretty small I think and cover a huge spectrum of things, hopefully all achievable!

    1. Aw thanks. I didn’t think it was that much stuff but it wasn’t bad! You’re right in that you often don’t feel like you got a lot done til you look back – I’m happy with it at any rate and thats the main thing.

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