Yeah, that’s right, it’s goal setting time! And this year, as always, I have a TON of exciting things to do.
Last night I talked about things that rocked in 2017, and today I’m planning the things I’ll do in 2018 to make it rock. To paraphrase Sun Tzu, no plan survives contact with reality, so I don’t think I’ll hit all of them. But I’m going to fight to hit as many as possible.
Read 60 books
Write 240,000 words
Finish three novel drafts or redrafts
Lose 11lbs and hit my goal weight
Get a one-month emergency fund
Get a three-month emergency fund
Health and Fitness
(* = Optional but fun)
Hit my goal weight
Keep up spinning
Keep up roller derby: aim for the Intermediate team!
*Pass my minimum roller derby skills
*Do some adult swimming lessons
*Try an Elgin Parkrun
*Get back into weightlifting
Get better at finishing and moving on. I struggle to send things out and I want 2018 to be the year where I overcome that hurdle and finish a ton of stalled projects. Brace yourself, beta readers!
Get some rejections in! Let’s start the year like a pro!
Finish Divide the Sky v5 and send to betas
Finish the Seamonster book v2 and send to betas
Finish the first draft of the Celtic gods book
Finish the first draft of the Hedgewitch book and send to betas
Be smarter about social media: crosspost more, stress out less about keeping on top of every timeline
Rejoin the Society of Authors
(* = Optional, only if it works out financially.)
*January: London for work
February: Dundee to see Theo
*March/April: Follycon in Harrogate, England
Fancy Hot Chocolate place So Coco in Inverness
Aberdeen, let’s go to Wagamama’s!
*Try on some roller derby skates to call my own
*Get a new tattoo
Be brave and put something artsy up for sale
More anime art
Create some sprites for a visual novel/dating SIM style game idea
Try some Loish-style painterly art
Try some pin/charm designs
Just for Fun
Rejoin Bluebird Tea tea club
Finish The Office
Go to a ceilidh
Do something singing related. Lessons, choir, karaoke, whatever.
Finish two video games
Get better at tracking games played and books, movies, and TV watched