Happy New Year! 2015 was a year of change for me.
I started querying The First Nine.
I started dating someone for the first time in my life.
I moved out of my dad’s house.
I moved to China.
I started three more books.
I decided I needed a break from writing for a bit.
My dad sold my childhood home of 15 years (almost 16).
My sister got married.
And now I’m sitting in my boyfriend’s parents’ house, waiting for January 9th when I return to Asia (Japan, then Korea, then back to China), trying to get through the first revise on Call of the Elder. I remember revising The First Nine to be much easier. But I guess I was younger when I wrote it, and I changed it so much. This isn’t changing, per se. Just, being updated.
Anyway, I sit here, wondering what I should do with my 2016, when I decided that I shouldn’t wonder. I should do.
So I’m writing this blog post about what I’m going to do. Because if you write it down, there’s a greater chance of actually getting to it, or so I’m told.
Here are my goals, as a writer, and as a person, for 2016:
- Write for at least an hour a day
- Study Chinese for at least an hour a day until May
- Study Spanish for at least an hour a day
- Study Japanese for at least an hour a day starting in June
- Apply for the JET Program
- Finish my final revise on The First Nine.
- Try for traditional publishing again – if nothing, self-publish (my reasons why will be posted in another blog at some point)
- Finish first, second, and maybe third revisions on Call of the Elder. Start it in contests
- WRITE A BLOG POST EVERY WEEK.
- Finish the first draft of “What Would You Do?”
- Read a book a week
There. Eleven goals. Let’s see how I fare throughout the year 🙂
Anyone else got any goals?