Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Unresolutions for 2012

Like most, I've spent the last few days thinking about the ever popular, New Year's Resolutions. Should I make some? Should I avoid them? Everyone has their opinion and they all make valid points. Resolutions are often made in January and forgotten by February. It's like their M.O.

I read several blogs on the subject and a few really stuck with me. So with all my resolution knowledge, I am going forth with this...My Unresolutions.

They're sort of like resolutions, but different, think of them in the realm of Unbirthdays. Stick with me here, even I have no idea where I'm headed.

I'm not making the obvious resolutions - weightloss, more exercise, save money - nope, those never stick. This year My Unresolutions will be focused on the things I love, reading and writing. Before you start jumping down my throat, there are others things I love (hubby, friends and family included) but since these are MY unresolutions and MY blog, I plan on doing this MY way!
*steps down from soap box*

Now that we've cleared that up, let's continue.

My Unresolutions are a way to set some goals for the year, without the pesky pressure attached to Resolutions. In this way, I'm hoping to avoid the February failure.

So without further delay, My Unresolutions for 2012!

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1) Read 52 books. I've set this before and managed to come very close. I feel it is completely doable.

2) Finish my two outstanding works in progress. Again, this shouldn't be too hard since I wrote an entire novel in November, I can DO this!

3) Edit my NaNoWriMo novel. I've been letting it sit since November in hopes that my "fresh eyes" will see where my writing faults lie.

4) Write at least  500 words each day. This goal was already in the making, but signing up for #WIP500 will ensure I stick to it. (See previous post for more details on #WIP500)
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5) Edit the to-be-completed two WIPs. This will be a year of editing for me. Not sure how I feel about it, I tend to write and never edit. Therefore editing has become my nemesis. Kill the beast!

So that's it folks. Five Unresolutions that I hope to wait...that I will  accomplish! No more of this wishy-washiness (I'm just making up words now I realize, but again MY blog.)

I wish you all a wonderful 2012. I look forward to chatting with you, writing with you and sharing experiences. Thank you all for the support in 2011! Now let's go kick some ass in 2012!

What are your Unresolutions, Resolutions, Goals or Hopes for 2012?


Unknown said...

I need to do a lot of those, and the "wishy washy" ones like save money, lose weight, and exercise more too! lol

Angie Richmond said...

Oh, I should be doing those too! Except I'm not going to make them an official Unresolution. I'm not sure I'm making any sense anymore. Ha! Thanks for the comment and stopping by! Happy New Year, Tiger!

Dana said...

I love your idea of unresolutions! Good luck reaching your goals!

Angie Richmond said...

Thanks Dana! You as well :)

Diane Fordham said...

Happy New Year! All the best with your 'unresolutions'. x

Angie Richmond said...

Thanks Diane! Happy New Year to you :)

D. D. Syrdal said...

52 books? Wow, I'm in awe, good luck! :) You can easily do 500 words a day. Hit me up on Twitter if you want to do some timed sprints, they can be great for that! :)

Happy New Year!

Angie Richmond said...

I will definitely contact you for some sprints! Thanks so much for the comment D.D.

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Lillie McFerrin said...

You can do it! I will also be editing my way through 2012. And, I agree the sprints will be awesome for sticking with WIP500!

Happy New Year!!

Angie Richmond said...

Thanks Lillie! Can't wait to do some sprints with you in the New Year! Writers must stick together!

Happy New Year to you!

Steven Paul Watson said...

Looks like a lot of us plan on doing some editing :) Good luck with everything!!

Happy New Year!

Angie Richmond said...

We sure do! You know what that means, #editmongering! Thanks for the comment Steven. Happy New Year!

Dana said...

I read a book last night where the writer was talking about her "unResolutions." It's so funny I read about both hers and yours on the same day! :)

Angie Richmond said...

Really? What book was it Dana? Here I thought it was my own invention! Haha

Jane Isaac said...

UnResolutions. Wonderful idea Angie. Hmmm - gonna have to start thinking up mine... Thanks for the idea:-)

Angie Richmond said...

Thanks Jane! I hope your UnResolutions lead you to success!

No one said...

I have come here via Lillie's links on her goals blogpost - don't know why I haven't been here before (maybe I have, my memory is not what it used to be). Great unresolutions - another inspiring post on writing. I think I'm going to have check out the 500 words a day project. Last year was a better year of writing than I expected it to be, so maybe I can manage more this year, we'll see :).

Angie Richmond said...

Thanks Sif! You should definitely check out #WIP500. It's a great way to stick to some writing goals and connect with other writers. 2011 was my best year of writing too. I'm hoping 2012 is even better.

Thanks for stopping by!

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