Happy New Year

Happy New Year


Do you make resolutions? I have never been one to make New Year Resolutions because I don't like to set myself up to fail. I decided this year I am going to try something different. I won't call them resolutions, Per Se. I think a better word for what I am aiming for is Goals. 




Do you have an itemized list? I wish I had
the dedication and resolve to make a list and actually see it through, but I am afraid I would just be adding to my other list: List of things I worry about completing.


So instead, I have goals 


for
1. Finish my novel that I thought was finished until I began my plot consultations with Martha Alderson (she is wonderful)

2. Create and stick to a writer's schedule

3. Be a good critique partner

4. Finally attend a writer's conference (I will make this happen)

5. Be more present with my children

6. Make more time for family

7. Be more committed to my blog

8. Be a better friend

9. Set realistic daily, weekly and monthly writing goals

10. Be more appreciative for what I have

11. Have more fun

12. Say "I'm sorry", "I love you" and "I forgive you" more often

13. Try to get organized and finally get rid of unnecessary clutter

14. I will NEVER text while driving-nothing is so important that it cannot wait.

15. Perfect my query letter & start the process

So how about you? What are your goals or resolutions for 2012? How successful have you been in the past with your resolutions? 

I wish you all a very happy, healthy and productive new year.

* My apologies for being MIA the entire month of December. My husband's heart went into v-tach and we had a very close call. Two surgeries later, new stents and a defibrillator he is recovering nicely at home. I will be playing catch up, but I have returned to a regular blogging schedule. I look forward to reading all of your current post and hopefully many that I missed. I intend to get started this week with a blogfest of give~a~way to show my appreciation to everyone who reads and follows my blog. It is great to be back





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27 comments:

  1. I'm a goal-setter as well.
    Sorry to hear about your husband's health issues! Wishing full healing and recovery.

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  2. Cheers to a great 2012! I don't have resolutions either - just a mental list of goals for the year. Haven't said them out loud or written them down, maybe I'll have better chances of success that way!

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  3. Happy New Year, Melissa. Good luck with all those goals :)
    I don't think I've ever made a New Year resolution or set a goal, I think I'm afraid I would put a bad luck on it

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  4. You've set some great goals there that I'm sure you can achieve. I saw on someone's blog that they were calling it a "to do" list, which I thought was a great idea, too. Enjoy 2012, and I hope your hubbie gets strong and healthy, too :)

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  5. Wow, your blog is so pretty! Thanks for following my blog - I'm now following yours. Your goals sound very sensible and not outlandishly unachievable! I do hope your husband continues to make a good recovery - that must have been scary. Linda

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  6. We share some very similar goals. And I, too, hate resolutions for the exact same reason. Good luck with your list and I hope all is well with your husband.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! So sorry to hear about your husband. Good luck with everything in the new year!

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  8. Great resoultions and I'm sure they will keep you very busy, but take it one step at a time.. at least that's my plan:) Best of luck... and happy new year.

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  9. Melissa, It's so good to see you back. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's health problems but relieved that things seem to be getting better for him.

    Great minds think alike - my post tonight is going to be about goals as opposed to resolutions :-)

    Happy New Year to you.

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  10. You have some wonderful goals for this year. I hope you are able to complete all of them. I'm glad your husband is on the mend.

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  11. Scary stuff about your husband. I'm glad he is okay. I didn't blog for most of December and I don't have nearly the good reason you do. Those are great goals but a lot of them. Good luck and Happy New Year.

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  12. I'm a total box checker, so I'm creating and tweaking lists all year. I try to keep them realistic so they motivate instead of discourage. :) Sorry to hear about your husband's health. I wish you and your family a bright and shiny 2012! (And thank you for visiting my blog!)

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  13. Happy New Year!! I wish you many blessings this year. Your list is incredible and inspiring. Here's to all good things and much success in 2012. Thank you for following and being an awesome supporter of our fantastic community of creative minds.

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  14. Thank you, Nancy. He is doing much better. He finally quit smoking.

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  15. A to do list sounds even better. Thanks for visiting.

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  16. These are some great goals! You've got a good handle on what's important in life, that's for sure. I wish you a fun and productive 2012!

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  17. Happy New Year Melissa, You have to have goals. looks like you have a good balance of family and writing. And I want to attend a conference too as I' have yet to do so. Best wishes to you and yours for 2012!

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  18. Ah, we share a lot of the same goals for this year. Hope you reach all of them!

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  19. Great list of goals. I especially like 10, 11, and 13. All things I'll be trying to do, plus a lot of others. Good luck with them all.

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  20. Hi Melissa! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog so I could find you here. What a fun blog you have, I'm a new follower and look forward to more. I enjoyed reading your list of goals. I share many of them. All the best in achieving your 2012 goals, and hope your husband feels better soon.

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  21. Thank you for visiting. I am glad that I found your blog as well

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  22. Thank you. I am glad to have you as a reader. I am looking forward to reading more of yours.

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