Writing Goals and Resolutions – June Update

Here we go with June’s update on my writing goals for 2009, and my general New Year resolutions. I’ve got to warn you, this isn’t going to be uplifting!

Writing Goals

  • Write every day, aiming for a minimum of two pages each day.
    It’s all I can do sometimes to get a single blog entry a week done. First of the fails!
  • Compile an electronic anthology of my best short stories from 2008.
    I really don’t see this project happening at all. The time needed for Chinese Whisperings is more than I anticipated, let alone doing this. I may let this project go this year.
  • Launch the Chinese Whispers anthology.
    Website has gone live, and is improving every day. We’re back on course I think!
  • Enter six writing contests.
    Two entered – didn’t win either 🙁 Deadlines approach, and I shrink away from them, a sign of the depression I think. I don’t think there are many more competitions left that I had intended to enter that still haven’t closed.
  • Complete two manuscripts to a publishable standard.
    Haven’t worked on these at all. Conceivably, this could still happen though.
  • Participate in, and complete, NaNoWriMo 2009.
    4 months to go.

New Year Resolutions

  • Read at least one book per month.
    Books read this month – The Turn of the Screw and other stories by Henry James, The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. ***UPDATE*** Also got Pride and Prejudice and Zombies read in June with 1 minute to spare!
  • 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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