Resolutions for 2014

As I said last year (i.e. yesterday), New Year's Resolutions are a good way to set specific, actionable goals. Nebulous goals like "get in shape" or "write more" are harder to work toward. Specific goals give you concrete benchmarks. Here are my resolutions for 2014:

1. Run a 5K. This will be part of a general effort to lose some weight, exercise more, and generally rage against the dying of the light that seems to be wrapping itself around my middle-aged body.

2. Publish my next book. This WIP is now at the completed first draft stage, so it will need to be revised (multiple times), polished, beta read, edited & formatted.

3. Write the first draft of Book #3. Part of it is already written, so I need to finish the first draft. Anything after that will be gravy.

Check back with me in 12 months to see how I did on these.

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  1. Good, specific goals Tony. Best of luck and happy new year!

  2. Happy New Year and Good luck with your goals!

  3. Happy New Year, Tony! Finishing another book and getting in better shape seem like danged strong things to accomplish in a year.

  4. Good luck, will be right here cheering you on!

  5. Excellent goals, Tony! Good luck with 'em! 5K's are fun, especially if you pick a race that has a fun overall theme.

  6. Happy New Year, and best of luck for your resolutions. :-)

  7. Thanks, everybody! Concrete goals (even if they are stretch goals like these) are the best way to make things happen.


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