Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This is me making history, only not

I have several goals for 2013 and I'm going to share them on this here blog to help kick start the new year. I realize it's only the 26th but my hubby and I are staring early.

Here we go.

1 - Improve my Health

I currently live with fibromyalgia (which is why you haven't seen me on the blog a whole lot. I am so exhausted just making it through an eight hour day, that adding in cooking, cleaning, laundry, writing, and blogging becomes beyond difficult).

So what involves the health part you ask...

A. Eat Better (ridding a lot of red meat from my diet).
B. Walk and any form of exercise.
C. Try to rid stress. (Relaxing on the family drama and attempting not to worry about the wait in adoption).

2 - Successfully edit my current MG Novel.

A. Work with Taryn Albright to perfect my novel.
B. Seek advice from Ninja Illustrator, Rose Cooper, for my drawings.
C. Potentially query if good and ready.

These aren't necessarily goals for 2013. After all I'm not big on the whole 'New Years Resolution' Deal but I am big on changing myself to be a better me and the two things above is my starting point.

How about you? Any plans?


Hannah said...

I have loads of plans! As always. I have plans for additional education, more reading, more writing, possible querying for the first time...all that jazz. It's going to be a crazy fun year!! Good luck to you and yours!

Jenn said...

Aww, Fibro is no fun. Sorry you struggle with that. Walking does seem to help.

My New Years Resolution is to spend less time watching TV so I can spend more quality time with the hubster and kiddos, as well as more time writing and blogging. :)

Best of luck on you MG manuscript! And the adoption! I'm sure 2013 holds many blessings for you. :)

Gail said...

Fibro is not a cake walk. I hope you are able to improve your quality of life.

It is difficult but so far I am managing.

Hope your complete your list successfully.

Jolene Perry said...

My plans are mostly to try to find a way to make myself de-stress. I've been doing better at balancing what I have going on, but not great...
I tend to focus on ONE thing, to the exclusion of everything else, and I must stop that, lol.

Unknown said...

Hannah - Your New Year plans are fabulous!!! Education, writing, and reading? What's not to love!

Jenn - I'm working on less time with television in 2013 as well! More time reading, enjoying the outdoors, etc!

Gail - I hope you're dealing with any illnesses you might have as well! Sounds like you might me dealing with fibro yourself!

Jolene - I wish there was a pill that would help us! That would ensure my life improving! If it were that easy we'd be done already!

Laura said...

My love to you - if that can be any help in helping you through!
I am planning on lots more writing than I got done last year, and lots more fun creatively

Love Laura xxx

erica and christy said...

Good luck with everything Jen! Those are some great goals!

Angela Brown said...

You've got a great list of goals. Each one with sound subsets that can help move you toward achieving them. So I truly wish you the best in all goal regards.

My own involve pushing out more writing projects that have been on hold. I need to tell the back burner to stop being the back burner and sorry that those projects on the back burner have had to stay there for so long. It will take a great deal of time management on my part, but the stories are worth sharing, even if only a small audience finds interest in them.

Unknown said...

Laura - You're a doll! I wish you tons of creativity in the coming year!

Erica & Christy - Thanks for stopping by! I love seeing familiar faces!

Angela - I love your enthusiasm! I have several back burners myself that I need to push forward. I wish you tons of time management skills and I know that you'll make great stories!

Stephen King said to first write for yourselves, then others. You're already on the right track!

Laura S. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your fibro :( One of my friends had fibro for years and a year ago she went on a gluten-free diet and it helped tremendously. You're still getting good nutrients from the quinoa, rice flour, corn flour, etc. that are in gluten-free foods. Talk to your doc! I hope you feel better soon and wish you many blessings in the new year!!

Pikes Peak Writers said...

Those seem like great, realistic goals for the year. I'm sorry about the fibromyalgia. Certainly no one can blame you for not getting around to your blog more often. Wishing you a healthy and productive 2013!

Thank you for stopping by the Pikes Peak Writers blog.

Shannon at Writing From the Peak

chazalou said...

Hello, hope u feel better, sounds like you have some good goals :D my plan involves a creative writing course, and actually finding time to write , after putting it on a back burner for 6 years no less! Happy new year neway :D

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jen! You are in my prayers. Feel better. I'm currently thinking about my 2013 goals.

DL Hammons said...

You go girl! I have those same two goals, except my novel isn't MG. :)

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Aww, Jen I'm so sorry to hear you've been struggling with your health:( I had no idea. I will say this though, if anyone can tackle it head-on - it's you:)

Also, good luck working with Taryn - I just "met" her over Twitter and she seems lovely!

Kristin Rae said...

I hope you are feeling better, my dear! You do sound super busy, and I can imagine it takes it's toll. Here's to a healthy and rockin' 2013!