Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Goals for 2012

I wasn't really the kind of person to make New Years Resolutions until last year. And I accomplished that one! So now I feel like I should keep going, because I'm good at goal-keeping. Goaltending? Am I a goalie?

I'll take it. I'm in good company.


Anyway, here are my goals for 2012:

1) Read at least 10 more books than I did last year.

I'm not sure if this is going to be difficult or not. I'm kind of a slow reader.

2) Get through my TBR pile and try not to buy as many new books.

This will be hard. My TBR pile will probably keep me going throughout all of 2012. There are a few new releases that I HAVE to get (The Fault in Our Stars, of course, and a few others), but I'm going to try my best to buy the bare minimum of new releases. Once the TBR pile goes down, then I can go back to acquire the latest and greatest.

3) Buy more ebooks.

Physical books, as much as I love them, take up space. Space I don't really have. If I can buy more ebooks, I'll save space and money. Win win.

Of course, I will buy physical books I really want. Some books, especially sequels and books by authors I already own a lot by, have to be present on my shelf.

4) Write every day.

This is probably the most important goal. I want to write every single friggin day. Whether that's just a paragraph or a whole chapter. Doesn't matter. I want to keep my forward momentum. I don't want to get stalled or drained again like I did the past few weeks. Granted, I had valid excuses, but it never feels good to get stuck in a rut.

I think that's all the goals... here's to hoping I can keep all those pucks out of the net.

(I'll stretch the metaphor as far as it'll go; if you hadn't gathered, I'm a hockey fan)


  1. I think so! :) Not easy ones, either. It's going to be a challenging year. In a good way.

  2. Great goals. Besides the ebooks, mine are pretty much the same. I especially like the read the 10 more books than last year part. That's definitely a great goal.

  3. Good luck with your goals! I have a terrible time with #2. I want all the books. All of them! Of course, that leads me to #3 where I buy more ebooks. :D

  4. Great goals! And I love the term "goaltender!" haha.


    Happy New Year!

  5. Great goals. I wouldn't have a hope with writing every day so I admire your commitment! Best of luck with keeping the pucks out of the net! :-)

  6. Thanks guys! So far I'm doing really well! :)