Thursday, January 3, 2008

2008 - Looking Ahead

This year's goals...

Ongoing endeavors:

  • Read from an inspirational book every day - start by finishing 101 Powerful Promises from Latter-day Prophets by Wayne E. Brickey, then read God wants a Powerful People by Sheri Dew.
  • Blog everyday. I've joined Blog365.
  • work on Trinity Coven weekly
  • continue sending out The Blazing Princess until it sells or the year ends
  • exercise 15-30 minutes, 3x week
  • do at least two cities in Rock Band solo tour each week (exercise and stress relief all in one!)
  • have meal plans and shopping list done before Friday
  • try two new recipes each month
  • resume 2 hour writing sessions on Wednesday
  • read two books a month, one Fantasy and one outside my genre

Goals with Deadlines:

  • enter Odyssey Poetry contest (deadline January 15)
  • get new contacts by January 31
  • write new Dear Me letter and enter into WDC contest (deadline Jan. 31)
  • participate in Storycrafter's February Workshop on Plot & Structure
    • get book required by Jan. 31
  • Attend Life, the Universe, and Everything SF&F Symposium for at least one day, February 14-16
  • throw a theme party for B's fourth birthday (March 8)
    • decide on theme (January 31)
    • ask Mom to make cake and if we can stage event at her house (Feb. 9)
    • send out invites (Feb. 26)
    • buy supplies (March 1)
  • polish EotF by March 31
  • compile list of 20 agents, write query and synopsis for EotF, and have manuscript in standard format by April 30
  • query five agents by June 1
  • finish Trinity Coven by Dec. 1 (so nice having December off)

1 musings:

jvjw said...

Party sounds like fun...I'm putting the date on my calendar. Be happy to make a special cake. Let me know when you choose a theme.
Great list of good goals for the New Year. Make a poster reminder! They really work.