2013 Goals and Targets

Does the faint-hearted have brandy balloon to hand?

Here are my goals and targets for 2013:


  1. Surf job boards daily (x 2)
  2. Bid for at least one job per day
  3. Allocate 2 hours every work day to WRITING
  4. Free-write for first 15 minutes of each writing session
  5. Write walks report for local papers weekly
  6. Draft walks reports for longer walks for possible submission to walking mag(s)
  7. Write 2 novels at least to 1st draft by year end
  8. Write 1st three stories of themed 14-story anthology by year end (4,000 words each)
  9. Write 1 story per month for fave story market
  10. Write enough stories suitable for Twee Tales Two – 6 more – by year end
  11. Write 1 filler or reader’s letter per month
  12. Write 1 article or RTE (reader’s true experience) per month
  13. Complete interviews for non-fiction #1 by end of March
  14. Write non-fiction #1 by end of June
  15. Try and win at least 1 book per week to edit or proof-read
  16. Write at least 1,000 words per day across all writing projects


  1. Enter daily competitions daily
  2. Walk dog daily – 30 minutes minimum weekdays; 1 hour minimum weekends and holidays
  3. Update gig list weekly
  4. Update diary weekly (FAVE activity)
  5. Raise invoices weekly
  6. Filing daily
  7. Shredding daily
  8. Bake weekly
  9. Visit parents fortnightly
  10. Increase morning yoga to 30 minutes daily
  11. Build up to 2 high-energy workouts per week
  12. Drop at least a dress size by end of June
  13. Stop eating junk regularly
  14. Walk 1 < 5-mile walk per month
  15. Ensure I always do diddley squat on my monthly do diddle day
  16. Save up for a holidays and days out … 😉

And breathe …

Enjoy January’s photograph from the calendars. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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