Every year I write a post about my goals. I don’t like to make resolutions because those fail. I can say I want to eat better, and I might for a short time, but it won’t last. There will always be chicken strips in the world!
I could state I will work out more. I probably will do this, but it won’t be because I claimed I would on January 1st. I’ll do it for my health and because it helps me deal with back pain.
What I will say is I want to write more this year. I intend to; it is my primary goal. This is not a resolution; it’s what I’ll do.
Generally, in one of these posts, I make a long list of writerly goals. Not this year. There are too many roadblocks in my life to plan for anything too specific. So I’m sticking with writing more than I did last year.
I don’t want to be disappointed by too many bullet points like I was last year. However, if I’m
lucky, motivated, dedicated, and able, then I will write many short stories, a novel or two and a lot of blog posts.
I’m not against other people making resolutions, but they don’t work for me. If you’re making some, I hope they work for you.
Sidenote: I’m working on a suspense novel! I started it years ago but put it aside to work on fantasy. It’s time for a change, so I picked it back up. I replotted it, with very few changes. Now I’m trying to fill in holes in the middle before I sit down and write the thing. Wish me motivation!