Sunday, January 1, 2012

The New Year

I used to make New Years Resolutions, don't anymore. I never keep them. I have goals for the year. Hmm, is there a different? To me, goals sound more...tangible.

Since I'm finished with school, I have a lot of planning to do. You know the whole- what do I do now kind of thing. Fortunately, I've been giving this a lot of thought so; I have an idea of what I want to do.

First on my list- get a job. This one has a giant star beside it and probably needs its own post. As they say, getting a full-time job is a full-time job and it's gotten much harder since I'm competing with like hundreds of people. Job hunting has become more like marketing. This is good practice since the success of an author rests on how well they promote their book.

Next, I want to finish my novel by mid-January so others can read it. This has a huge star beside it too. I still have a lot of editing to do but if I work on it every day, I should be finished in time. I'm forming a plan of attack for what to do after this novel is finished. Some details still need to be ironed out.

I'll also add being more active on Social Media, cause I really need to be. That requires its own plan of attack. Social Networking is a lot of fun but a lot of work and it can be time consuming if you let it.

I've been slacking off on my reading and obviously, my writing is suffering. I need to do something about that. I'm reading this fantasy book and noticing it's gotten easier for me to form scenes for my novel.

I'll have more goals and more plans down the line. Hopefully, by then, I'll have nailed down a plan for these.