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2011 goal update and 2012 goals

It's time for me to start writing more regularly again. I know, I know. So to get started let's take a look at my post-NaNo 2010 goals (which rougly align with 2011) and how I did on them.

1. Get a job.
Well, I'm doing things that I get paid for. I count this as a win enough, though I wouldn't complain about more.
2. Move out.
3. Adhere to my 2011 Writing Schedule of Doom. See below for that schedule.
3a. Do Jannowrimo, NaNoEdMo, Script Frenzy, the Three-Day Novel Contest, and NaNoWriMo.
Check! I even squeezed in a Camp NaNoWriMo session to boot.
3b. Complete at least one more version of my first 2009 novel and my first 2010 novel.
Not so check! I did finish another draft of my first 2009 novel and adapted my first 2010 novel for Script Frenzy, but not much progress has been made on those.
4. Go to NaNoWriMo’s Night of Writing Dangerously.
Check check check check check check check!
5. Read at least 25 books that I haven’t read before.
I upped this goal to 30 on GoodReads, a goal I probably won't reach this year. I'm at 23, I think. I foresee a last-minute reading binge.
6. Pursue whatever direction in life I decide to go.
Still figuring this one out.
7. Make Wikiwrimo the best source for NaNo-related info.
Considering Wikiwrimo got featured on the NaNo homepage right after site launch, I think this is a win.

Now for the post-NaNo 2011 goals, which are roughly 2012 goals.

0. Get a more stable job or at least turn what I'm doing now into a stable business.
1. Rewrite the first 2010 NaNo.
2. Do some kind of physical activity every day. (I've been doing well on this so far, believe it or not.)
3. Launch the first Wikiwrimo Writing Month (February!). I'm writing the page for this right now.
4. Be more social outside of NaNo. This may mean (gasp) interacting with non-Wrimos.
5. Get my finances straightened out.
6. Do Wikiwrimowrimo, NaNoEdMo, Script Frenzy, Three-Day Novel Contest, and NaNoWriMo. Maybe I'll do a Camp NaNoWriMo session too if I come up with a plot. (Holy balls, my late winter/early spring is going to be ridiculous.)
7. Go on a date. Note that I said go on a date, not get in a relationship. I am perfectly okay with this one date goal.
8. Learn to cook better.
9. Install that home server. Also, if I do get a new laptop, finish The Longest Journey and install Linux From Scratch on the old one. Because I can. :D
10. Read 25 books I haven't read before.

That's my 2012. What about you?



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Dec. 12th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
What about you?
I do not think I have ever set goals for myself. I just float through life. Well I suppose I do have the goal of getting to Heaven-glad to read you are doing well-peace Jonny
Dec. 15th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Re: What about you?
I've read about the merits of not setting goals, but I know that if I don't set some kind of goal I'll float through life and find myself twenty years down the road wondering what on earth happened. That comes with being into goal-setting and deadlines, I guess.
Dec. 12th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
Looks like you've achieved most of your goals, and definitely the big things like moving out and getting job/money.

Huh. As I am pretty certain next year will be another 'no-date' year (same as the past twenty-one years of my life) for myself, one date sounds pretty reasonable to me. ;) I also really like how reasonable and achievable (e.g. the writing- achievable for you obviously) your goals are but it still sounds like a pretty good challenge overall!

WIKIWRIMO WRITING MONTH. I like this, very much.

Hmmm. You have inspired me to want to set writing goals. Hmmmmmm...
Dec. 15th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yep, I've definitely achieved the big things, so I'm still reasonably happy except for that "Shouldn't I have accomplished something really big by now?" part of me.

I've had boyfriends but for some reason haven't gone on too many proper dates with people who weren't of the "nice to meet you, let's see if we're into each other" type. Hence the goal. If that makes sense. We just dove in. One date should suffice, right? I don't even have any date horror stories for my novels! Remember, you don't have to marry 'em (something I'm definitely going to repeat to myself a lot).

Now go set those writing goals. I'll get to work on this Wikiwrimowrimo. *steeples fingers*
Dec. 13th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Pursue whatever direction in life I decide to go.


You've written so much and with such love. And you continue to do so!

Your goals rock. You know. Like the rest of you.
Dec. 15th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)

I actually have no idea how much I've written this year, but it's quite a bit. Must add that up at some point... preferably after I finish this book.

To 2012... assuming the world doesn't end. :P
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