I am so excited for this first round of 2012! I feel like I know what I want to achieve and am all ready to go!
Here are my goals:
1) Do 30 minutes of something writing related each day.
I was toying with the idea of an hour a day but half an hour seems a good baseline....if I do more then great but hopefully this is achievable! As always I want 30 minutes equivalent a day so if I miss a day I will try my best to make it up on another day. In a week I want 3 and a half hours of writing related work. I will mainly be outlining and writing.
My old chick-lit WIP is being resurrected and I want to have a careful look at the outline and also re-write alot of what I have written. I know the tone is not quite right....it is too serious and I want to make it more upbeat in places. I also had a shiny new idea seduTestce me the other day. It just popped up and wouldn't go away so I will make notes on that and let it brew while I write my other piece. I don't think I can write two things at once....I might try it but I think I would get muddled. My NaNo murder mystery is going to stay on the backburner for a while as I am really excited about both my chick-lit ideas and want to get my teeth sunk into them.
2) Test mile - 250 words
I had my post about goals all written and ready but after reading Kait's post over at the ROW HQ I decided to include a test mile. A tiny test mile mind but I will aim to write 250 words every day even if my focus is planning or outlining. I have set this at such a small amount as I know lots of outlining etc. needs to be done but I should still manage 250 words. If I manage it everyday then in a week I will have 1,750. Not too shabby.
3) Read two books a week for 100+ reading challenge.
I have signed up for the 100+ book in a year challenge over at bookchickcity and it breaks down to 2 books a week which will be a challenge but one I am really looking forward to! I have made a page which you can see at the top of my blog where I will record the books I have read. I have already read one I started in the early hours of the 1st of January so have got off to a good start.
4) Review one book a month.
newtowritinggirl asked me if I would be reviewing any of the 100 (hopefully) books I would be reading and I like the idea of this. It is not something I have ever done before but I will look at the reviews some of my fellow ROW80ers have written for tips and feel one a month is do-able amongst all the reading and writing I will be doing! Watch this space!
5) Exercise twice a week.
I included this once before on my ROW goals and then removed it as I wasn't doing it. I know if I declare things here then they happen. I hate telling you all I have failed! Please please please hold me accountable on this one! With the events of the end of last year and Christmas I have had a great time eating and curling up by the fire with books so at the moment I am feeling sloth like. Twice a week seems do-able and I am going to watch what I eat too. Writing does not necessarily need to be accompanied with biscuits! I need to write this on a sign above my desk!
So there we have them. Five lovely goals and a fresh start. I hope everyone has settled on goals they are happy with and I look forward to seeing everyones progress over the coming weeks!
Happy New Year everyone!
Ps. I managed to reach my goal of reading 70 books before the year was out! :)