New Year, New Goals

fireworksHappy New Year, everyone! As promised, today I’m back to talk about my goals for the coming year.

2015 is going to be busy, even before I add writing goals into the mix. I’m starting a Masters degree (Liberal Arts, majoring in something museum-y). I’m also going to be rehearsing for a production of My Fair Lady up to twice a week between February and June, and then as soon as that’s over, I will be rehearsing for a play called Racing Demon on a similar schedule. That one will be performing in September. As such, it’s going to be even more important for me to make reasonable goals that won’t take it out of me.

A few weeks ago, I started making a nice detailed list of my goals for 2015 (this can also be found by going up to the “What’s All This, Then?” menu item up the top of this blog, the page with my goals is in the little drop-down; do you know how long it took me to figure out how to make the drop down happen?!). I like really detailed lists.

row80And on that note, since the new round starts on Monday and I hope to actually participate actively this time, here are some goals for A Round of Words in 80 Days. These are a work in progress, until I have an actual rehearsal schedule and know what my study load is going to be, at which point I’ll adopt them and probably add some more.

1) Spend half an hour a day before or after work formatting AMCF into the CreateSpace template (making use of the two monitors I have on my work computer). Once this is complete, move onto other AMCF-related goals.

2) Spend an hour on Tuesdays and another hour on Friday working on writing projects. I have my own gauges of productivity for these hours, depending on whether I’m writing or planning. If I stare at a blank page for an hour, obviously that’s not going to count. Also, browsing Pinterest does not count if that’s all I do. Putting that down here and now, otherwise I’ll try to justify it.

That’s all I’m setting for myself for the moment. I haven’t entirely decided which day I’ll be checking in (I only check in once a week, as I never feel I have enough for two, especially when my goals are spread out over a few days). But I’ll see you at the first one on whichever day I choose!

~ Emily


13 thoughts on “New Year, New Goals

  1. shanjeniah says:

    Simple and realistic! I, of course, have a vast sprawling feast to lay out and indulge in.

    May we both havea beautiful, creative, wonderful year!

    Racing Demons sounds like lots of fun! =D


  2. Nicole says:

    Sounds like a great plan! I, too, only post one update a week, so I know what you mean on that front. And it’s great to see another crazy person doing ROW and theatre at the same time! I’m just about to start rehearsals for a production of “Sound of Music”. Break a leg with yours!


  3. theworld4realz says:

    I have been itching to get involved with our local community theater, but too chicken to do more than think about it. Kudos to you for actually doing it! I’m attempting 500 words per day, with hopes of completing my WIP by June 30, 2015. Good luck! We can do this!


    • Emily Witt says:

      Dude, you should totally go for it! Even if you volunteer for behind-the-scenes stuff for a little while until you get to know people better. It’ll be worth it!

      500 words per day is a good goal, good luck with completing the WIP!


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