The goals of 2016:
- Be active for 30 minutes 5x per week.
Maybe this year I will have more success than last year, though so far January has not been promising.
- Polish 3 manuscripts
- Pay off 2 debts
I have 2 specific debts in mind. I’m almost there; I want to knock them off my list this year.
I’m going to call 2 out of 3 successes a win. I did okay at #1 over the summer, but got derailed in the fall–I kept getting sick or injured. Nothing serious, but just enough that all I really had the energy or ability to do was lay around knitting and watching tv.
I did revise/polish 3 manuscripts. Unfortunately, 2 of them are tangled up in the Torquere implosion, so I’ve only got one I can query right now. That is first on my list for 2017 goals.
I also managed to pay off two of my debts.
For 2017, here’s the new list of goals:
- Send out at least 1 query every week
I’ve been slacking off on my queries the last few months. I need to get back to it.
- Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon (once rights have been returned)
I can’t move on this just yet, but while I’m waiting for my return of rights letter I’ll be revising Evie’s first book and working on the subsequent books. I can’t give you an idea of the release date yet, but I promise you guys will be the first to know.
- Reduce the yarn stash by 50%
I’ve got 2 moves planned in the next 2 years–one of them will be long distance, so I’m starting the process of reducing the amount of stuff I own now.
- Save for the moving
Moving is expensive. Especially when it’s over 1000 miles.
- Read all the books on the night stand
Some of the books on my night stand have been there an embarrasingly long time. I want to read them and decide once and for all if they are books I want to keep, or if they are going in the massive pre-move destash.
- Read at least 20% diverse books
I wanted to read more diverse books last year, and did horribly. I actually have a list of diverse books I want to read, but most of them aren’t available on audio (either they haven’t been made into audiobooks, or my library doesn’t have them). Specifically, I want to read more LGBTQIA books, and books by people of color.
That’s a much longer list than I usually have. It’s going to be a busy year!