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.
- 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.