Yes, it’s a new year, and I’ve yet to post my goals for 2013. What can I say? I’m sure I’ll be late to my own funeral.
But I’m definitely ready to start over. I’m trying something new this year – doing month to month goals as opposed to definite yearly goals. The only hard deadline I have is to get Last Rites done this month. After that, I really have to decide what I want to go after this year.
I’m in an odd position. Unlike a lot of my peers, I don’t want to write full-time. I need my day job, for several reasons. The biggest one is healthcare. Because I live in the US, I don’t have national healthcare. And, as I’ve mentioned before, I have a very expensive chronic illness that requires daily medication. I need my healthcare. And until and unless I’m pulling in a Stephen King-level income from my writing, I’m not quitting my day job.
(Let’s be honest – I probably wouldn’t quit it even then. Drop down to the minimum hours to keep my benefits, yes, but not quit.)
So, after January, I have to do some serious thinking as to what I want to accomplish. But let’s get through January first.
Writing goals for January:
1. Finish edits on Last Rites and send them off.
2. Finish writing the last 4 episodes of Tales of the Scorned Lady, Season 1 and record them.
Running goals for January:
1. Running 3 times a week.
That’s it. No more goals. I’ll check back in with you at the end of the month to see how I’ve done.
- (goals/personal/health) Looking back over the year
- (personal/to-do) Recovery day