Writing Goals and Resolutions – May Update

Here we go with May’s update on my writing goals for 2009, and my general New Year resolutions.

Writing Goals

  • Write every day, aiming for a minimum of two pages each day.
    Ooooh, not a good month. I’ve detailed the reasons elsewhere, but a wedding, a birthday, a holiday and a car crash proved to be quite disruptive to my plans!
  • Compile an electronic anthology of my best short stories from 2008.
    The less said about this the better….
  • Launch the Chinese Whispers anthology.
    The project here has been up and down. The start of May saw us lose one of the female writers, regain a replacement with days to spare, only to now lose one of the male writers! Fun…
  • Enter six writing contests.
    One entered. In the end I elected not to enter the Writer’s Digest short story contest. I’m beginning to feel like I have too much on my plate, so the short story contests may get the chop, we’ll see what June brings…
  • Complete two manuscripts to a publishable standard.
    Ongoing. As hinted above, I have an aggressive writing schedule planned.
  • Participate in, and complete, NaNoWriMo 2009.
    5 months to go.

New Year Resolutions

  • Read at least one book per month.
    Books read this month – American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Only one this month, but at least it was one.
  • Get my 5k time down to 18 minutes.
  • Run the BUPA London 10,000 in 45 minutes.
    Both of these goals came off the rails, and due to back injury from the car accident I had on holiday, I was forced to withdraw from the BUPA London 10,000.
  • Take part in a half-marathon in late summer.
    Last month I was happy with the prospect of physio and running. In mid-May I finished my physio, but now need to return due to the recent injuries. What the physio makes of it will determine my chances for the half-marathon.
  • Take part in a full-marathon at the end of the year.
    Again, this all depends on the assessment of my physio.
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3 thoughts on “Writing Goals and Resolutions – May Update”

  1. thanks for the kick.. I’ll update mine today or tomorrow and post up as well.

    catch yourself (and focus) doing the right things – rather than the wrong. Its unfortunately a pervasive catholic overtone our society has – to beat ourselves up for all the wrong things we have done and discount the ‘good’ or right things.
    its a hard thing to break – even for those of us who aren’t catholic

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