Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Goals

I have a lot of goals for 2012 and they are wildly varied.  I'll list my goals by category

Writing Goals:
  • Write 500 words a day, using the #WIP500 challenge to keep me on track
  • Participate in one additional challenge a month
    • January: 31 Things in 31 Days
    • February: Days of Grey
    • March-October: Unknown
    • November: National Novel Writing Month
    • December: Novel Finishing Month
  • Write the Second Draft of Hive Mind
  • Finish the First Draft of Greased Gears
  • Outline, Write, and Edit a Seasonal Steampunk Serial for December 2012
  • Brainstorm, Outline and complete a novel for NaNoWriMo 2012
  • Experiment with Short Fiction
Personal Goals:
  • Dance to Live Music every chance that I get
  • Try a different kind of social dance every month
  • Lose 100 pounds
    • Exercise Daily
    • Go back to Phase One of the South Beach Diet
    • Keep sugar and soda banished from my eating habit except for special occasions
  • Maintain a certain level of Cleanliness around the house
  • Find a volunteer position to gain advocacy experience
  • Maintain A's in the classes I will be taking 
  • Apply to Genetic Counseling Programs in the Fall
  • Spend less money
  • Pay off the credit card and start saving money
Knitting Goals:
  • Finish the Christmas Knitting
    • Weave ends in on all four hats
    • Weave ends in a two scarves
    • Finish knitting and complete a scarf
    • Knit and complete a scarf
  • Make a coffee cup sleeve
  • Make a water bottle sleeve
  • Practice Double Knitting
  • Design (or find) a pattern for gears for a scarf (double knit)
  • Finish the Monster Afghan
  • Knit one hat for the homeless each month to be donated in December
Sewing Goals:
  • Re-finish the corset that I made this October
  • Make the bodice for the skirts that I already have made
Other Crafting Goals:
  • Design a Steampunk Block Print
  • Draw something once a week
  • Paint something once a month
Reading and Blogging Goals:
  • Make a dent in my To Read Shelf
  • Only buy anticipated releases by favorite authors and books for school/book club until my pile of books to read is much smaller
  • Have something read to review once a week
  • Keep a consistent blogging schedule


  1. I'm following you now on the basis that we are both planning way too much for ourselves in 2012 :) Exciting though, right? To have way too many goals?

    (oh, and #WIP500!)

  2. I'd say it's half goals and half to do list but I'm definitely excited about 2012.