January 1, 2013

Resolutions and Writer's Workshop

See below for details - drawing will be on Jan. 4th

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  Do you keep them? I know in the past I have made them, but I more than likely didn't keep them. However, I haven't made any resolutions in the past few years and I won't make any this year.  But I do have plans...goals. 

One is to lose more weight. In the past 18 months, I have lost 25 pounds. This is good. I needed to lose it. But I'd like to lose 10-15 more pounds (the amount depends on how much I gained this holiday season, as I have not stepped on the scale to find out, lol).  To accomplish this goal, I want to eat more fruits and vegetables, which has been a resolution of mine the past I didn't keep.  I participate in Zumba and I walk, though not as much in the past month as I want.  So, back into the walking mode!

I also need to set writing goals.  For the past two years, I have not written much, if at all.  RWA will kick me out soon for not being productive. But, I will admit, the past two years have been rough on me with family issues, mainly me mother's illness and death, followed by my grandfather's death a few months later.  So, now, it's time to set aside 'writing' time!

I also need to set 'reading goals.'  I have not read nearly as much in the past few years I have in the past...and I do believe that reading good books helps you write good books!

 What about you? Do you actually make resolutions?  Do you keep them? Or do you set goals?

Online Workshop - January 2 - 29, 2013

Starting Jan. 2nd, as it turns out, I am teaching an online workshop "The Hero's Journey via the TITANIC.  This class is a month long and will use Christopher Volger's and Joseph Campbell's guidelines on The Hero's Journey, as well as in-depth lecctures on The Hero's Journey as it was used by James Cameron for the blockbuster movie TITANIC.  Register now for this workshop at http://www.fthrw.com/workshops/wkshop_2013_01.php or wait...I'll draw a winner for free registration for the workshop on Friday, Jan. 4th. Just leave a comment (WITH YOUR EMAIL) to be eligible for the drawing!

Happy New Year's!

Anna Kathryn


Tonya Renee Callihan said...

I make resolutions all the time and never keep them. However, the past five years I have made none. This year I didn't make any resolutions, I consider them goals as well. Writing goals, a word count daily, blog once a week, lose 45 pounds to reach my goal weight. Journal more, catch up on my scrapbooks and crochet my first afghan. These are all things I want to do, so I hope I can stick to them and try my best to reach these goals.

Good luck with yours and I hope you have a bright and successful 2013!!


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Tonya, I just stepped on the scale, OMG...it's not fair! I gained 10 pounds...okay, it's at night, so I need to re-weigh myself in the morning. It'll probably be a few pounds lighter.

Good luck with your goals!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I set goals for the new year. #Try to monitor how much time I'm chatting on the yahoo groups, blogs, etc and concentrate on finishing few chapters of my MS before playing. :)

I'd love to lose 25 pounds. Why is it so easy to gain the weight and a struggle to lose it? The scale is like a scary monster and I've been avoiding it at all cost. And I'm sure my dryer is making my slacks shrink. lol

Good luck with your goals!

Vonnie Davis said...

Losing wieght is awesome. Yay you! I don't do resolutions either, but I do have one continual goal--to get stronger as a writer. No doubt this will continue for the rest of my life. LOL

vonnie.davis at ymail.com

Tonya Renee Callihan said...

Haha...yes Anna...never weigh yourself at night! I always do it first thing in the morning.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Congratulations to Tonya, she won the drawing for the free workshop!