It’s a new year, and once again I’m reflecting on how I did with the goals I set for myself twelve months ago. In summary – not good.
#1 Back on the diet… again
I’m really good at dieting (although the people I eat with when I’m on a diet find it a pain in the neck). My biggest problem is that I have a lot of weight to lose, and when it doesn’t come off fast enough I get frustrated and depressed, and start eating badly again. This year I think I’ll aim low and just focus on trying to minimize binge eating.
#2 Edit my novel, and get it ready to query
I tried doing this twice: neither time did I get more than a few chapters in. I still have hopes that it will happen though…
#3 Write another novel
If you are a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that NaNoWriMo is a wonderful thing, and I now have a second draft to edit in addition to my 2014 novel. Honestly, I think the second one has probably benefited from my 2014 experience, but it also has a lot of issues to iron out.
#4 Actually enter the competitions I’ve picked out
Hmm… I did better at this in 2015, because I actually entered a writing competition this year. (True, it was in the middle of December, but that still counts, right?) I have a massive list of competitions I’d like to enter in 2016, and a couple of drafts on the go… I just have to make sure I finish them this year!
#5 Spend some more time hanging out with people in the real world
Again, NaNoWriMo is a wonderful thing. I actually had a social calendar in November. Pity about the rest of the year…
Umm… I’m not doing so well on the following through part, so I think this year I’m just going to try to do better at accomplishing 2015’s goals. I do hope to be more consistent with this blog though, even if it means scheduling posts in advance for times when I’m not going to have internet access. This year there was almost a six month gap between posts in the middle of the year – I don’t intend to let that happen again!