Happy New Year everyone! This year for a change I’m going to actually write my resolutions at the start of the year like a normal person. I know what you’re thinking. “Jenny, why do you keep doing this, it’s embarrassing and nearly always ends in failure.” In a way, yes it does. I rarely complete the list but I always make an attempt and any achievement is good right?
Besides, I achieved other things that weren’t exactly in my control so wouldn’t have gone into a list like this. So, as usual, here’s my evaluation of how I got on in 2013:
Practise shorthand – fail
Read one book a month – done (as long as that’s just an average, I read 16 in five months)
Pass my driving test – fail (didn’t fail the test, just didn’t do the test)
Maintain my blog better – done
Go for a walk once a week – fail
Write everyday – done
Brainstorm – fell down around April
Work through Ready, Set, Novel! – fell down in December
Do 30 Day Creative Writing Challenge – fail, but ongoing
Work through Writing Fiction, Step by Step – fail
Some of them you might know as mid-2013 writing resolutions. Once again, could be better, could be worse. Onwards and upwards so here are my 2014 resolutions.
Shorthand – exact same goal as last year because I only failed from laziness. One day a week, adding a day for every month.
Read 24 books – That averages as two books per month but it’s not limited.
Pass my driving test – I’m determined to pass in 2014. End of story.
Continue to better my blog.
Brainstorm ideas for work, writing, blogging and freelancing once a week.
Finish Ready, Set, Novel! and start my own novel.
Finish “30-Day” Creative Writing Challenge – not necessarily in 30 days, but I have to complete all challenges.
Do The Artist’s Way – Again, I’m determined!
Learn Spanish again – I’m even going to do a course for this one.
Wish me luck, and let me know what your resolutions are.