Thursday, December 27, 2012

Time to start thinking about New Years resolutions.

2012 is almost over and I'm running through everything I wanted to complete before the end of the year.
Don't get me wrong, I had a great year. But I also had a very long to do list for 2012.

Finish edits on Rescued from the Dark-----Check
Find publisher for Rescued from the Dark-----Check
Write anthology short for Wild at  Heart-----Check
Write and submit short for the rescue anthology---Check
Update blog and website----------------------Check
Finish, Last Chance to Run------------Still a Work in Progress
Work on, Saving JT-------------------Still a Work in Progress
Set up a schedule to:
                         Answer e-mails everyday
                         Write timely blogs-----Still on the list.

Cut back on time wasters to once a day/30 minutes
                          online poker. :) -------Still on the list

This is just half of my list but I did manage to check a few important ones off.
The rest of the list is made up of things that are important, but in the real world will always be---Still on the list:
Eat healthier
Exercise more
Spend less/Pay off credit cards   and so on, and so on. 
I decided to do something different this year. My New Years resolution list looks like this:
                         Don't make one.
What I'm going to make is a list of  Wants, Needs and Wishes.

Wants:  I want to be able to have more time to write.
Needs:  I need to take more workshops on grammar, POV and punctuation to improve my writing.
Wishes: I wish to write a minimum of three full length novels in the next year. would love more but have to work a day job, so time is limited.

As you can see my list is made up of improving and increasing my writing. I will also start the year by going on a diet, joining the gym and getting organized. Lets just see if I can stick with the healthier side of my list for more than the first month.

 My first novel will start my new year off with a bang.  Rescued from the Dark, published through Black Opal Books will be released on February 16, 2013.

So get moving, you have five days to reconcile your list from 2012 and make up your new goals for 2013.


Until next time.  :)                       

Lynda Kaye Frazier
Twitter- lynda_kaye 
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Writing is my passion, Reading is my Love.



Danielle Ravencraft said...

Lynda, I have New Year goals on the brain too. I do it every year. Without goals, my life would be so lost. Excellent post.

Sharon Hamilton said...

Great idea on goals and New Year's resolutions. When I used to do business coaching, I used to say the most important quarter of next year is the last quarter of the current one. Like the most important part of your day is the night before.

Great food for thought.

Mina Lobo said...

I dig the idea of a "wants/needs/wishes" list! Right now, I'm making "plans" for 2013. "Plans" excites me, while "resolutions" I find daunting. Blah. :-)
Some Dark Romantic

Kay Dee Royal said...

Lynda - I haven't done New Year's resolutions in years...mostly because I get so discouraged when I fall of whatever wagon I climbed on at the first of the year:) BUT, I do have goals I've made -
Three books to complete before year end (like you;)
I am determined to get fit (ordered and rec'd a set of Zumba dvd's)
I've determined to read OR listen to a number of inspirational/self-help/motivational/spiritual books/speakers/mentors:) Whew!

All doable and I have a deep determination to see it through. I'm so ready to face success with a smile and self-assuradness - and leave the fear and vulnerability behind:)

Here's to an excellent grand-stand New Year for everyone!

seelk said...

Love the idea of no New Year resolutions. Wants, Needs & Wishes sounds much better. I didn't make resolutions in years, more like wishes. Being a perfectionist I realized that I was adding extra pressure on myself. With wishes I realized that I got more, you know... if you wish it hard enough, it will come true. Hope your list will come true Lynda! Happy New Year!

Charlene A. Wilson said...

Resolutions are laughable around my world. I do better with Wants and Goals too. Gotta psych myself out of the stress. Lol. Resolutions sound so...resolute. :P

Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone. :)

Louisa Bacio said...

About to be posting my column for tomorrow -- "goals." And yep, I can relate to many of yours! ;-)

Congrats on making many of the 2012 resolutions!