Happy New Year!
Now, I meant to do this back in December, but there were other things I had to catch up on so I never got around to it. I wanted to post them here not only because A.) It's been a while since I did this much of a personal post but B.) It will probably spur me on to meet these goals if I know more people are watching. Ahem.
The List (in no particular order, and some big some small):
Do something nice for someone.
Every day. Whenever possible.
Rewrite/revise and edit my first novel and improve writing skills.
I started rewrites last year and they flopped; the product was worse than the original first draft. This time I'm going to do it--I'm going to read through those 1000+ pages of draft, I'm going to finish rewrites of the first book, and I'm going to revise and edit those rewrites. Whether those 1000+ pages are still going to be a trilogy (I usually refer to it as a single book--I should probably call it The Trilogy, and I will from now on) or a very streamlined one or two books depends on what the new outline looks like. Oh, and I want to finish rewrites/revisions/edits by June. I'm not going to beat myself up about it if I don't complete it then, but I'm not letting it extend to July/August.
And as for the second part: I've never read a book on writing, I haven't tried experimenting with different styles/POV/what have you to a great extent, and I've never really done specific exercises to hone how I write. I guess it's about time I did, right?
Read blogs and comment more often.
I need to get together some kind of time when I can blog without distractions or having to cut it off.
Make more academic progress.
End the year more physically fit/capable than I'm starting it.
I don't care if I'm skinny. It's more important to me that I can run without collapsing or dance without feeling so tired.
Finish [top secret] project and announce it here early this year.
It's top secret. I can't tell you what it's about!
The blog changes are going to be small, but there will be a few, and this is what I'll be posting about in the coming 2012:
Sundays: Book/movie reviews. I used to write a book review each week and now I don't do it anymore. I want to start again, and maybe throw in a movie review here and there.
Mondays: Blank unless there's something special I want to post about (news, personal announcement, awards, etc.)
Tuesdays: Teaser Tuesday, of course.
Wednesday: Insecure Writer's Support Group first week of each month; otherwise blank
Thursdays: Writing posts
Fridays: Same as Monday
Saturdays: Same as above
So okay, I'm giving myself a lot of space. But I'm not sure I'd be able to keep to a schedule well, and I don't want to say I'll post on certain days and then not do it.
Blogfests and other online events will be posted at varying times as they emerge throughout the year. A few things that I will definitely be participating in are the A-Z April Blogging Challenge (again) and the Rule of Three Blogfest (also again).
What are some of your goals for 2012?
Do you have a blogging schedule and if so, what is it? Got any thoughts on the plan I laid out for The Eagle's Aerial Perspective?
-----The Golden Eagle