Wow, it’s 2012! Another year gone, another fresh start.  Yes I know, it’s so utterly original, but I am dedicating the first MMM of the year to New Year’s Resolutions.
I’m a goal driven kind of person, so New Years is the perfect time for me to take stock of what I’m doing and plan what I’d like to do.  Surprisingly though, I usually don’t make new years resolutions.  I haven’t for a good number of years now.  That is about to change 🙂
Right now, being a stay at home mum with very young kids, I feel like I am not able to move forward much in my writing pursuits.   But I have realised I can set a couple of small, manageable goals which are actually quite important steps that need to be taken in my quest to completing that first novel.  Here’s what I’m aiming to do:
  • Take a creative writing workshop
  • Read 3 books regarding the writing craft
  • Rewrite my beginning and have a polished 1st five chapters
  • Write a synopsis
That’s it.  Hopefully that is entirely reasonable and achievable. If I complete anything further to this I will consider it a bonus!

Otherwise, I have decided on three other resolutions that relate to the common themes for new years regarding health, money and spirit:

  • Lose 5kgs and reconstruct some tummy muscles! (who knew two pregnancies would obliterate those obliques so thoroughly?!)
  • Financial lockdown … no extraneous purchases.  This means a crack down on book purchases too, I’m afraid 🙁
  • Memorise a new bible verse every month.

What sort of goals & resolutions do you have for 2012?