It's that time of year when people start doing the "New Year, New Me" thing. Gyms are full of hopefuls and junk food is tossed out. This year ive decided to do something different. no more personal resolutions that i will break in two weeks. no more dreaming of things i will never achieve. This year I'm setting goals, realistic ones that I've already been working on.
1. To become a better author.
When I first started writing I wanted to produce as many books as I could in a short amount of time. After having to pull my first two books because of horrible editing and bad execution of story plot. In the last four months I have learned to move slowly and keep telling myself "quality over quantity".
2. Take time for myself.
I love my family and close friends and usually I drop everything if they need help, but this has taken away a little of me each time. I've been taking a day to just take care of me and this means taking myself on dates. I get my nails done, read a good book, take a long bath and just forget about the world. This year I want to do more of the same and take a lot of stress off my shoulders.
3. Smile more worry less.
For some this is easy but I live with anxiety and constantly worry. I worry about my relationships, my job, my books, money, etc. I know everyone does but sometimes I stay up at night worrying and wake up tired and still worried. So I promise myself to not worry as I fall asleep so I can actually wake up rested.
4. Keep a constant and updated blog.
This might seem like an easy goal to accomplish but it isn't. Between my bill paying job, writing, promoting and the host of other stuff life toss at me, I forget. I am hopeing to write four a week but I think two will have to do.
Will I stick to these goals? Maybe a few. Will I have the same next years? You bet ya. What are some of your goals for this year?