Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 and you

Whether you call them resolutions or goals doesn't matter. It is still what you want to accomplish in the new year. At the end of 2012, assuming the Mayans were wrong and we are still here, what do you want to have achieved?

I started out with a goal of wanting four books published in 2012. One (fingers crossed) to The Wild Rose Press, two more self-published to finish the trilogy of Second Chances, and my zombie romance. But when I looked at the calendar I realized with how much I have finished on each of those stories I was probably only looking at April or May.

Last time I looked, a year had more months then that. LOL So I reset my goals to six books in 2012. For me, that is an ambitious task, but I'm determined that 2012 is the year I take writing seriously and devote hours a day, each day, to the job.

I have other goals, not writing-related that I want to see through in the new year. I want to read more and different genres and to leave reviews for every book I read.

I want to exercise more and get healthy to see many more books published by myself and my friends. I want to eat better and make my husband eat better too. (this may be impossible goal. LOL)

I want to write more letters and send them to our military family members. Mail from home is a gift they love.

I want to be stronger in my convictions and state what I feel without second and third guessing myself with if it is too opinionated.

At the end of 2012, what do you want to look back on and see as your accomplishments?

Jill James
Tempting Adam, now available
Divorce, Interrupted, now available
Someone To Trust, available soon


Emma Leigh said...

All great goals. I am hoping to have my next 2 books contracted by the end of 2012, good sales for the release of Crashing Hearts this month.

Non-writing related, to eat healthier and exercise more.

Happy New Year!

Jill James said...

Emma, great goals. I'm really going to get moving (LOL) on the exercise and better eating, with my daughter's wedding coming up in May, I want to look my best.

Mona Risk said...

Jill, I like your goals. Here are mine:
Write 3 books--read 2 books per week--leave a review for each book I read--accept myself as I am--forget diet but control my eating habits, not reach for food when I'm nervous.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Loved your post, Jill. I've carried your them a step further in my post. Good luck in achieving your goals.

Dawn Marie Hamilron said...

Wishing you the best of luck in achieving your goals, Jill. I'm still contemplating mine. :)

Jill James said...

Mona, right there with you on reaching for food, except mine is watching tv. I seem to think it can't be done without food.

Jill James said...

Vonnie, good luck on your goals, dreams, and wishes.

Jill James said...

Dawn, thanks. Hope you find goals that make you happy and healthy for 2012.

Josie said...

I want to enjoy life more, and set aside time for reading, which is a favorite pastime I've given up in order to write.

Jill James said...

Josie, enjoying life is important. Stephen King says to write you must read.