Sunday, January 7, 2018

To the New Year - 2018 Goals!

I'm a little late in posting this, but I'm finally getting around to sharing my 2018 goals. I admit that I've lacked motivation in writing and in life. Depression and anxiety suck. Some days can be great but other days I stare out the window, just existing, but not feeling anything. The loneliness is the worst, feeling as if I don't have anyone and that no one cares. I know that isn't true, but it can be hard to see that.

I don't want 2018 to be that way.

I'm not going to use the phrase "new year new me" because that's not accurate. I'm the same me. I just want to be happier and to change the things that cause me unnecessary stress. I'm one year away from 30 and there's still so much to be done in my life.

I hope to make some big changes this year.

Goals for 2018

Writing Goals –

* Revise first draft, by end of February
* Send to critique partners
* Revise again
* Send to critique partners/beta readers
* Professionally edit/self-publish

“Perfectly Imperfect”
* Revise with suggestions from Lara, by May
* Send to critique partners
* Do additional revisions
* Query

“Summer of Lies”
* Revise first draft
* Send to critique partners
* Revise again

NaNoWriMo – November
* Write a new novel

Personal –

* Read at least 50 books
* Find a literary agent
* Get a tattoo
* Move to a new place
* Finish fantasy alphabet cross-stitch quilt

I'd never call these resolutions. Because resolutions mean that something has to end or not, but I'm looking for growth and change. I'm looking for an adventure. Life has to be more than the meaningless feeling of work and sleep and going back to work. It should be a journey.

Did you make any goals for yourself this year?