Hi ya everyone – I hope everyone enjoyed the break, however you celebrated. A new year is traditionally a time of resolutions, I don’t in general approve of New Year resolutions. A way of setting oneself up for a fall, a resolution to change something should happen at any time not a once a year event. I have come around to setting goals though, and here at ROW80 we can set them, reset them, change them, abandon them as LIFE dictates – much better scheme:)
I have been spending the break doing some basic housekeeping on my networking sites, updating, exploring and deciding which to keep which to discard. It was a longer more time consuming job than I had bargained for, may be why I haven’t got to grips before now!. I have spent most of the time exploring Goodreads and decided I really wasn’t paying it enough respect – tis truly a mighty machine for authors – I only really used it as a reader. I set up an author page but never really knew what to do with it. I finally read an e book I had downloaded Goodreads for Authors by Michelle Campbell-Scott and had my eyes opened.
I also finished off one of the trailers I had been working on, The Fiddling Feline, the Flea and the Frog et al
So ready for the off now for 2014
Goals for the year 2014:
I wish to finish The Children’s Tale and get it published (editing at the moment)
I wish to finish Blue Moon and get it published (half written)
I want to turn my memoir and autobiography into a book (personal, not publishing)
So the beginning of the year I will be concentrating on these, using NaEdNoMo to aid me.
I am hoping to enter the A-Z blog challenge again this year, so must begin writing blogs for it as I go along.
In May as a break from the above I hope to join the write a story a day challenge, working on stories for Companion Tales.
In June I hope to join JuNoWrMo and finish Menko,in 1st draft
Early summer I hope The Children’s Tale can go off to publishers
Late summer the same for Blue Moon.
November of course, NaNo where as a rebel I will be working on the Companion Tales or Menko
I also want to keep my blogs going more regularly.
Catch up on my book trailers.
If I can do this I will be a long way to finishing what I have started and catch up with all the delays. Well one can dream can’t one:)
Personal Goals: well, having had a definite diagnosis of arthritis in my knees plus they now think I have ISB, to go with the heart failure (am falling apart at the seams!:) my obvious goal has to be fight and beat the b*****s. Getting fit is the order of the day. So am setting one main goal, I have always enjoyed dancing of sorts (not the best:) and have missed it these last few years so am aiming at being fit enough to start back at line dancing by the autumn.
I will not go until I can dance at least half the session, money wise it makes no sense but I guess, honestly, more than that, mortification stops me.
One goal but all the rest will improve under this; eating, weight, depression,gardening, housework etc.
Will post weekly goals as I go along, these are my overall goals for the whole year.