Today marks the last day of 2014. Around this time, I always feel like no time has passed, but looking back I see that’s not true. Reflecting back I see a lot of words, a lot of half-worked out concepts, a graduation, and a fantastic trip.
But that’s last year. What are my goals for 2015?
- Find Full Time Employment– Writing doesn’t pay at first, and it’s usually going to be a few years before you can make any sort of living at it. I have been looking for a few months so far, but it’s my hope that the coming year will see new budgets and new opportunities in my field. Ideally, I’d like to see myself employed as early as possible this year.
- Get a Proper Daily Writing Schedule Together– As writers, we are encouraged to write every day. I’ve been very bad for that recently, which is shameful and I have no one to blame but myself for it. As such, I’m going to set myself some daily goals. A higher word count to begin with, especially since I’m at home most of the morning and afternoon and might as well use the time productively, reducing it as I see fit so I still make progress once I complete goal one.
- Get My Learners and Start Taking Driving Lessons- I really need to do this.
- Publish Something- I can’t keep calling this blog “Days of an Unpublished Author” indefinitely. It’s about time I gave all of you a place to look for my fiction.
- Bring a Project to Completion- Whether it’s finishing a new rough novel draft or finalizing the manuscript I have, I want to have something new done—well, as done as can be expected—so I can start looking more seriously into publishing.
- Go into the New Year with a Bright Outlook- I’m not an overwhelmingly positive person sometimes, and it’s something I’ve been trying to work on. I tend to let stress get to me, and my impatience when waiting for things—unpredictable life things—to happen only makes it worse. This year, I want to start things differently. I’m going to push back all of that and focus on the good. With any luck, I’ll be able to bring myself up in the world.
So, Happy New Year to you, my readers. May 2015 be great for you, and may you manage all of this year’s resolutions.