Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Goal Review

I was thinking that I'm a bit over-due on recapping my goals for 2012. I should have done it in March already, but oh well.

These are my goals, with my comments noted in red...


I want to finish Doorways before 30 June. 

Not likely, since I have to depend on Crit Partners for edits. I'm approximately halfway now. 

I will query Doorways on 1 July.

Can't decide if this will happen. 

I want to finish the WiP2 rewrite by 30 September. 
Will start in July. 

I want to finish the Don't Look Back draft by 31 December. 

Not sure when I will start this, but no later than October. 

I want to finish at least one draft of the musical libretto by 31 December.

Working on this every week, but since I had no idea of the work involved, I think this one won't make it. 

I might want to look at Guardian again. 
If I have time, I will. 


I want to read more (crit partners' manuscripts don't count).

I'm trying to read at least one book a week. But I am definitely reading more.

I want to read Shakespeare, Austen and Martin. 
So far, I've read two Jane Austen books. Still gathering courage for the rest of them.


Auditions, auditions, auditions. 

One audition so far. 

I want to master at least intermediate cooking.

Let me put it this way... I'll be able to feed myself on more than bread or takeaways.
I want to spend more time designing.

Haven't even looked at my designs yet. Feeling terrible about it, but I just need to finish Doorways first.

I want to brush up on my French and Mandarin (at least one of the two) and take another language. 

Lacking time and money. I'll look at this again in the second half of the year. 

I want to take classes in a musical instrument. Either piano or guitar. 

Went to my first guitar lesson last week. 

I also want to get out more next year. Cabin fever never did suit me. 
Still working on this, but I think I am getting better at getting out of the house. 

Since I achieved four goals in 2011, I want to achieve six in 2012. 

Looks like I'm on course for six. But I definitely want to try for more. 

Have you recently taken a look at your goals for this year? How are you getting along?


welcome to my world of poetry said...

I have a few goals I like to achieve this year but having just finshed the A to Z they were put on hold.


Catherine Denton said...

I haven't done this, but I definitely need to! In my opinion, you're doing fantastic on yours. As for reading more, I love the things you've chosen to read. Shakespeare and Austen are two of my favorites. French and Mandarin?? WOW, I'm impressed. I've heard Mandarin is one of the most difficult languages to learn. You've inspired me to review my goals.
Catherine Denton

Cherie Reich said...

You're doing great work on your goals, but it's always good to be willing to revise them too. :)

Peaches Ledwidge said...

I admire your goals and hope you'll achieve all - or the six you mentioned.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Wow, that's an impressive list! Good luck with them :-)

Mike Keyton said...

Goals add to life, and the occasional failure strengthens resilience