Is it really 2015? For me, the first half of the year goes by at a normal pace, but as soon as it hits the half way mark, it speeds by! I can hardly believe another year has come and gone. And since it is a new year it’s time to set some goals. I love goals. I think they are so important. They help keep you focused and give you something to strive for. Sadly, I did not achieve all of my goals for 2014, but the good thing about goals is they can be adjusted 🙂
I have so many books on my shelf that I haven’t read – so many in fact that it will take years, and me not buying another book in that time, for me to get through them all (I may have a book buying addiction, but I just can’t resist a bargain.) So my goal for this year is to read a huge chunk of the books I own. 100 in fact. 2 a week. I have read 100 books in a year before so I am sure I can do it again.
My other goal is to NOT buy as many books this year. (Gosh, I don’t think I’m really going to succeed in this goal at all) My plan is to make myself read 20 books before I can buy ONE book. I think I’ll blog a regular update on this to keep myself honest.
Stress less about blogging. The last few months have been hectic and I have struggled to keep up with the blog. I did manage to keep up with it most of the time, but I had to sacrifice stuff like writing time to do so. It’s the review side that got me the most stressed because you have to read a book in order to review it and that can take a fair amount of time. I was trying to read all my review copies and review them, because we all like to make publishers happy, and when I was falling behind it would stress me out. I just want to go with the flow this year. This is a hobby, it is meant to be fun, and not meant to feel like work. I still want to blog regularly, but more like 4 days a week instead of 5. If all goes to plan than this is going to be a very busy year for me so I’ll have less time to blog anyway.
I am praying that 2015 will be my year writing wise. First thing I need to do is finish my manuscript. Second I want to get an agent. Third I want to get published.
I lost focus a bit in the last few months of 2014 and just wasn’t putting as much time into my writing as I usually do. The non-writing part of my life was busy, which didn’t help. So I want to get back into writing regularly. I want to finish this last draft by the end of January and start looking for agents in February. Hopefully I can, but it is going to be difficult with the kids and husband on holidays. But I am determined and refuse to be anything but persistent, and determination and persistence can go a long way.
That’s it from me. What goals do you have for 2015?