So, it’s the new year. A new decade, okay not technically a new decade, but it still begs the question: what is a half-luddite, Victorian-obsessed gal doing in the year 2010? Since I have lots of other things to do today, I won’t even attempt to try to answer that.
Regarding the new year, I’ve never been one for resolutions. Kelly over at Mysterious Musings recently wrote about concentrating on progress rather than goals. That is something I strongly agree with, as too many people who make firm goals tend to criticize themselves too harshly at the end of the year if they weren’t able to achieve said goal, rather than looking at how far they may have come. This does not mean that I think having goals is a bad thing. Certainly not. Just don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t accomplish the goal in its entirety. If you strove and made progress, that counts for a lot.
So I’ve simply been musing on things I want to work on. It comes down to continuing growing as a writer, and improving my German.
So, the plan is:
1. continue daily writing on my WIP
2. Along with my normal studies, read twelve novels in German to increase my reading comprehension. I’ll be making a page highlighting which books I’m reading in that language. Surely of little interest to anyone else, but it will be there if you do happen to be curious, or well, just bored or procrastinating.
There it is. Nothing fancy. Really nothing I’m not already doing. (except increasing the quantity of my German reading). But it’s all about continued progress, learning, and growth.
And, lest I forget:
3. Find Sput a hobby so she gets over this rather peculiar obsession with regaling me non-stop about the wonders of her city. (not that it bothers me, I just worry about the poor dear)