21 is as good an age as any to start a tradition, isn’t it? Instead of New Year’s resolutions, I decided on a whim that I would have goals for birthdays. Just because.
And goals are good things to have. It means you want to get somewhere :)
- Complete a manuscript (first draft, edits, CP edits, crying, more drafts, more edits, “final” draft–at least as final as I can get it without a professional)
- Start querying.
- Write the first draft of another manuscript.
- MSFV’s Baker’s Dozen Auction at the end of the year.
- NaNoWriMo and win! (Or one of the Camp NaNos, if November turns out to be crazypants, which it usually does.
- Go to at least two book signings.
- Read at least 15 books.
- Blog at least once a week.
- Find a(n alcoholic) drink that I actually like. Tried beer, didn’t like it (though I’m guessing it’s something I’ll get used to… and, yes, I never had beer until my birthday celebrations. I don’t know why). Tried wine, and I like it better than beer, but still meh. Haven’t really had much else.
- Graduate! (Not exactly a goal since it has a 99.999999% chance of happening, but that’s okay!)
- Keep in touch with friends even after graduating.
- Run 5k in under
3530 minutes. (Backstory: I joined cross country in my senior year of high school, and I was literally the slowest person on the team. Which isn’t a bad thing, but you know. “Literally the slowest person” doesn’t really count for much.) (Note from 6/10/13: When I shared my 35 minute goal more than one person has chuckled at me so FINE I have revised it to be a 30 minute goal. Gosh.)
- If I don’t want to eat anything in particular: SALAD.
- Donate at least $50 to charity.
- Catch ’em all in Pokemon Soul Silver because I like that game a lot.
I was going to do 21 goals, but I can’t think of more right now. So we shall stick to 15.