I learned a few things about myself and how I work this past year. 2014 was a year of many things and now it's time to put that into practice. I also learn a heck of a lot from my fellow ROW80-ers about goal setting and making things happen. I have a clearer plan for what I want to accomplish this year and even a better idea of how to do it. This is the year!
First, SET SMALL GOALS! Don't start too big. You can always build up. It feel heart breaking to
Second, SET MEASURABLE GOALS! Yeah, I heard it lots of time over the year and some how missed the point. I get it now. Set goals you can measure, like write 500 words a day.
Third, PUSH YOURSELF! Okay, maybe this is more for me, but sometimes I slack when I could be working on a script or story, learning how to use Adobe Photoshop, EDITING, etc. If I push myself I find that I can get sh!t done!
Okay, with that being said, let's do this!
Goals for ROUND 1:
*Writing: I am going with an easy one and write 100 words everyday. Might sound small, but I am directing a production of The Mousetrap and when I get to February I will have less time to spare. I also want to get in the habit of writing daily.
*Blogging: this one is more to return to my normal form, I have fallen out of this habit. Blog once a week (non-ROW80). With ROW80 I blog twice a week, but I and some of my other readers miss my regular and eclectic content. Or maybe alls y'all like everything. I miss my regular blogging. so, I am going to blog once a week about books, movies, random events, interviews, etc.
*Editing: this is another goal that got put on the back burner. From about late August through the end of the year I was editing my previous works. To make this goal measurable I will post my edit updates on Wednesdays and have at least one page edited by check-in time. First up The Audition.
*Novel: first step in revision of The Real Road Trip print up novel. Updates to this goal will change week by week; I am starting simple with this one. After that, I will post a new update.
*Social Media/Visiting: simple. Visit 3 - 4 blogs/sites every day.
*Reading: finish at least 3 new books in Round 1.
*Submitting: I also forgot, I will submit to at least 1 online journal a week and I must report on it every Sunday.
This is new for me and I am going to be held accountable. Today's song is one I posted before, but its a good remind to be brave when heading into something new. I want to see you be brave, Dear Readers! Also, check out the ROW80 page and come and join us (we have cookies!).