Just say no to Resolutions
Yes, I know it’s been awhile since I posted. I have been writing, just not posting to my blog. Why you ask? I gotta stop drinking, and going onto Facebook, and watching sports…but I digress.
It’s that time of year again, resolution time. I hope not to be caught up in the hype of those resolutions on the first of January. Besides, I think all resolutions are a precursor to failure. However, I personally find that there really isn’t anything wrong with failure, failure means, you at least tried.
What I am going to do, try and maybe fail, and or, try and succeed, well, a bunch of things that I must do for the year of 2016 and beyond. I really have to finish all of the below because, I am tired of eating PB&J every day, with water. I really miss eating steak, salmon, caviar, champagne…even though I am a vegetarian, I still miss em all.
My goals for 2016:
Finish the novel I started for NaNoWriMo, by at least by the end February, “Marooned”. I am into about 10k words (that took me six days to write 10k words), and would love to end with at least, 60k – 70k+ words. I have had a cover created, which has inspired me to write the story, all of which is glued to a tiny portion of my brain.
I have finished two books in my “fictional autobiography” series. Now I need to edit them and find someone to read them, for clarity. There are four more in the series to write. The main thing is to find a publisher. I would love to have this series published the old-fashioned, traditional, way. Self-publishing is not out of the question.
I started writing a new book of poetry, Haikus. The Haiku’s are in regard, to the seasons. I was taking pictures of nature, in the spring, summer, fall and winter. I think I have all the pictures I need. Of course, a few more won’t hurt, and I have written over a hundred and fleshed out many more haiku’s. However, I have over 500 pictures, which is about the amount I would need to finish writing.
I have finished two screenplays. Now that I found out about Amazon Storywriter, it should help me focus on my story with features such as auto-formatting, import/export of my favorite file formats. They have also announced that they are now welcoming online submissions of drama series projects and are offering new expansions to their open-door submission policy.
A new Web site! I took the last one down two years ago. My goal is to get one up and running in the next couple of months.
On 3×5 cards, I have written out 42 stories. Most of them I wrote over 30 years or so ago. It’s time to outline those stories and get productive, in the coming years.
I have so many other goals to accomplish this year, and as of the first of January, I can’t think of any resolutions.