An Optimistic Start to 2015

Go here we are, round 1 2015. I don’t think I’m ready for this, and yet here it is and I have no choice but to throw myself in wholeheartedly.

I’ve decided to do things a little differently this year.  I have my set of yearly goals, which I will edit, check off, and maybe even add to throughout the year, which you can find here. I’m going to break these goals into four sets of round goals, unsurprisingly, one for each round.  Then I’ll split these goals again into monthly goals.

Make sense?


Round One Goals: 

  • Finish visual diary for world building and build up history and cultures
  • Finish rewrite of Rebellion ready for alpha reader
  • Write first articles for university magazine
  • Beta read Queen of Hearts 
  • Read between 6 and 12 books
  • Post a book review once a fortnight
  • Post a WIPpet every Wednesday
  • Post weekly ROW updates
  • Visit and comment on other people’s blogs

January Goals:

  • Complete sections I, IV and V of visual diary
  • Rewrite chapters 12-24 of Rebellion
  • Contact university magazine editors and brainstorm pieces
  • Notes for section 1 of Queen of Hearts
  • Read between 2 and 4 books
  • Post at least 2 book reviews
  • Post a WIPpet every Wednesday
  • Post ROW80 updates weekly
  • Get back into the habit of visiting the WIPpeteers

This is a lot for one month, especially considering I’ll also have university, exercise, socialising, exploring, and clubs to occupy myself with. Still, we’re starting 2015 being optimistic, so let’s do it!


17 thoughts on “An Optimistic Start to 2015

    1. Thanks Sione! My tasks for this week are to write the main character sections of my visual diary, rewrite chapters 12-14 of Rebellion, edit the first two chapters of Queen of Hearts, read Coraline, and post a WIPpet! 🙂

  1. I’m attempting 500 words per day, with hopes of completing my WIP by June 30, 2015. Your goals are way more ambitious than mine! I’m participating in a reading challenge, as well, but nothing extremely structured. I made a list of 50 books I want to read this year, and if I hit ‘em all, that’s awesome, but if I fall short, that’s okay. I need to work in some exercise, too, but I’ll concentrate more on that next round. Good luck! We can do this!

  2. Rachel, you have some ambitious goals going here. I miss the days when my health allowed me to be that ambitious! 🙂 It’s a very good idea to break down your goals into smaller chunks that feel easier to tackle. Good plan!
    My own ROW80 goals are smaller, like get to the gym twice a week, get my doodle on, sit at my computer with Scrivener open for an hour a day and write … something, and blog/socialize, as well as the bonus goal of getting in some people-watching when I’m able to get out of the house.

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