Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Happy New Year - Resolutions for 2014
The past few weeks have been busy ones, and in the lead up to Christmas I didn't have time to blog. But I have been thinking about the new year, and what I'd like to achieve in 2014. I had a great 2013 and I'm really looking forward to the awesome things the next 12 months will bring.
I love making resolutions, and looking back at last year's resolutions HERE I can honestly say I achieved all of them. Numbers 3, 4 and 5 have now become ingrained in my everyday life. Mission accomplished.
The first two on the list will be the same, but I have some new ones as well.
1) Write more
I'm hoping to finish The Tate Chronicles this year. I may not publish the entire series, but I will publish part of it, and I plan to finish writing it at least. I also have so many other ideas I'd like to work on.
2) Read More
Last year I read 59 books of my goal of 52. Yay! To see what I read go HERE. I'm going to keep my goal at 52 because a) I know I can achieve it, and b) I had fun beating my goal and seeing how far past 52 I could get. Let's see if I can beat 59 in 2014.
3) Write a Business Plan
When I first published Fall For Me I was pretty much winging it, and I have been ever since. This year I want to map out what I'd like to achieve with my writing. I need to plan where I want to go, what I'd like to write next, how much I think it will cost, and all the other boring stuff associated with running a business. This writing thing is what I want to do for a very long time, so I think it's time to get a little more organised.
4) Schedule My Time
Last year I made the resolution to stay off-line more. This year I want to put a schedule in place so I can use my time more efficiently. I'm working more days with my new job, so I have a little less time than I did last year. I'm a huge procrastinator, and I need to put a plan in place so I don't waste any time.
5) Eat Better
I'm lucky food doesn't affect my weight. I've always been able to eat what I want, but lately I've been feeling a bit blah. I'm going to try and cut out all the crap, eat more fruit, and drink more water. I don't need to diet, but I do need to make healthier food choices.
I'd love to know what you plan to achieve in 2014.