I guess it’s that time of year again. The time where we all make resolutions for the coming 12 months and hope that we can live up to our own expectations. I don’t always make resolutions and when I do, I can honestly say I don’t always stick to them. But this year, I have some ideas for plans that I may very well pull off before we close the curtains on 2018.
To have a record of these thoughts, both personal and professional, I thought the best use of my time was to write a short blog post with the list.
Without further ado: my goals for 2018
Finish and Revise my Novel
For the first time in a very long time, I took on the annual National Novel Writing Month challenge in November and wrote over 50,000 words. Here is the synopsis:
Daphne doesn't want children, but her sister Alice Ann does. What happens when one sister wants to take drastic measures to prevent pregnancy while the other pines for a baby of her own? All the while, they're taking care of their aging mother and trying to keep their own lives from falling apart.
I haven’t finished it yet, but I know how it will end. I just have a few more chapters to write. My goal is to have at least one revision by the end of the year and be able to connect with beta readers who may want to give me additional feedback. This is the first long-form fiction project I’ve felt had legs, so I am motivated to finish it.
Plan a Southeastern Trip in February
Travel has been a priority for me for a long time, even before I quit my corporate job. I made an effort to travel then, and since working for myself that’s only increased. 2017 was full of some amazing trips. But so far in 2018, for a variety of reasons, there is only one on the books. At the end of February we’re heading to Pensacola, Florida for a convention and then will make our way back across Florida with a few stops along the way, including Orlando, Florida and Savannah, Georgia.
Prepare for a Big Change this Summer
So, this resolution is a little vague because I don’t have enough information to put it out there yet. But there will be some big changes happening this summer and it will start a whole new chapter to our lives. I am super excited about this and can’t wait to share the details once we have them. I should know more in the spring.
What are your resolutions, both personal and professional, for 2018?