Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

January Goals

Year-long goals are too intimidating right now. I'm going to make just some goals for January instead.

Personal

General Fitness:
  • Download an app for tracking diet & exercise: Already done.

  • Keep track of what I eat and how much I exercise from 1/6 to 1/31.

  • Keep track of weight in January.
Note that I am not resolving to eat less or exercise more. I'm just going to pay attention. This will probably have the side effect of eating less and/or exercising more. We'll see. Once I have a baseline I'll decide in February how I want to modify the baseline.

Get Copy/Paste Working on My Smartphone: Done.
Read a book: Read something I haven't read before.
Keep track of creative stuff: I may change the way I do the tracking, but the premise is the same as for the activity log I've been keeping the past few years.

I Are Not a Professional
Figure out some metric for tracking editing progress: I think this will be "Make a list of things I want to change in RA, and then check them off as the changes are made" to start. Later I need to do line editing, but right now I still have changes to the story I want to do.
Start Editing A Rational Arrangement: Editing isn't going to be finished in January. That's okay.
Try to get some sense of how long editing is going to take. This is fuzzy territory for me. If I'm still not sure at the end of the month, that's okay too. My goal is to make try, not suceeed. I only fail if I don't make an effort.

Writing
Blog more: I did 13 posts in January 2013. I'll shoot for "at least 14" this month. Not counting beta-reader RA posts.
Fiction: I wrote more words of fiction in 2013 than I did in 2012 and 2011 combined AND finished a book, which I haven't done in 7 years. Self, you have my official permission to write whatever the heck you feel like this month. Work on a new unrelated romance if you want. Write Flight Rising fanfic. Finish Tarot stories. Heck, knock off on writing entirely if you decide to. Whatever makes you happy. You did good. You have totally earned a month to do whatever in, and I promise not to say that starting something new will make you obligated to continue it for the rest of the year. It's cool.

Other Creative Stuff
See above note on fiction. Do whatever you feel like. I've been doing more sketching while koogrr visits, and will probably do some more of that. OK.

Lastly:

Figure out new goals by sometime in the first week of February. I may do February goals or I may feel like planning out my year by then. We'll see.
Tags: nyr, nyr 2014
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