Goals and Resolutions, 2010 edition

Okay, as promised. Goals for 2010. New Year’s Resolutions, if you will, though if we call them that I will certainly fail in a fiery ball of fail.

After much thought and deliberation (scribbled these on the back of a post-it yesterday), I have decided upon the following for my 2010 Goals:

  • Finish my WIP. Not any WIP. This one. BY. The one that I’ll have been working on 2 years in March. I am going to fucking finish this thing or die trying.
  • Write a query letter for BY. Even if it’s not query-worthy by the end of the year, I’m going to write a letter. If BY is query-worthy, then I will add onto this goal “mailing the query letter,” but we will cross that bridge when it gets to us.
  • Write and submit a short story. Not even get it published. I aim small. Just submit. Also, I am horrible at short stories. Ugh.
  • Lose 20 lbs. I am tired of people suggesting I go on or assuming I already am on a diet. Fuck you all. I’ll lose 20 lbs.
  • Eat better. (This is not necessarily related to the previous goal.) I’ve starting eating out/prepared food SO MUCH because I am SO LAZY—but NO LONGER. You can tell I’ll stick to this goal because of all the caps.
  • Write at least 500 words per day. I was going to make this 1000, but I know I’ll fail if I do that. So. 500. That’s easy, right?

You guys are all going to have to hold me to these because, as we have already proven, I have no willpower whatsoever.

These goals seem pretty paltry compared to what everyone else I know is doing, but, hey. If I finish it all by June then I can feel like an overachiever, right?


7 thoughts on “Goals and Resolutions, 2010 edition

  1. I don’t think these sound paltry at all! 500 words a day for a year? damn, girl!

    A couple years ago, my only new years resolution was to make it through the year without killing myself, so I’d say you’re doing pretty okay.

  2. you are like the literary 50 cent. What am I saying, 50 cent is the literary 50 cent, you can be second in command.

  3. h2, that may be the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

    george dahling, I am very glad you succeeded at that.

    and I will probably put some rules into place allowing me to take a day off… if I write more than 1k the day before, Jupiter is rising, and my socks are purple, or something.

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