Welcome to a new year. While I don’t believe in starting a new slate, I do believe in looking forward. January is a good month to begin to set goals, but I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself.
Goals for 2011:
Publication in at least 5 pro or semi-pro works*
Submitting to Pro and Semi-Pro venues at least once a month
Monthly goal of submission: 3
Weight loss of at least 30 pounds by December 2011
Complete 2 novels
Have Dragon’s Masque ready for submission by December 2011
Goals for first quarter of 2011
Complete Tyger’s Eye
Begin 3rd novel of series.
Complete at least 4 new short stories (word count from 2K on up)
Total weight loss of at least 10 pounds by March 2011.
Goals for January 2011
Complete and sub 3 short stories**
Walk at least 3 days a week (weather permitting)
3 days of home cardio/resistance training
Weight loss of at least 5 pounds
Completely clean my house
Now these lists are subject to change at any time. If I get overly inspired one month I might have up to 10 submissions, that is good, but I will be sticking with my monthly requirement of 3 for the first quarter. If my weight loss goes well, I might over shoot my loss for a month, and that is great too. I need to get back in shape badly. And well the house needs a good going over this month. Cluttered, so need some organization but not dirty.
*I will be counting my In Situ submission in this goal since it won’t be out until 2011 even though my acceptance was in 2010.
** Include the Shock Totem Flash contest
Share your goals for the year or for the month. What do you hope to accomplish in 2011