The New Year’s Post (2014 edition)

Remember last year at this time, when everyone was all, “Lolz! Looks like the Mayans were wrong!” Oh, internet.

Speaking of the internet:

Brace yourselves  2014 is coming

I ❤ memes!

So, New Year’s resolutions. I used to think I needed this big, long list of things about myself to change. However, I’m not that good at life, so two years ago I settled on making three goals/resolutions I am actually capable of achieving within the calendar year.

For 2013 I’m only giving myself 1.5/3. I definitely fulfilled my first goal (begin submitting a novel manuscript to agents), got about half the points in my second one (finish and polish my two WIPs and write a complete first draft of something new), and bombed the third (which, of course, was lose weight). I’m giving myself a little slack on point #2, however, because A) I grossly underestimated how much work goes into a novel after the first draft, and B) I tore apart one of my WIPs and wrote so much new material for it that it basically counts as a new novel. I also won NaNoWriMo, but that novel isn’t complete and every single one of those words is more or less useless. However, those two things combined make it close. Perhaps I give myself 1.75/3.

Let’s see if I can do better in 2014! (I just realized that 2014 will be the last calendar year I live entirely in my 20’s. That’s weird.)

1. Write a new first draft and polish the one I finished last year.

2. I’m nervous to say this because it’s not entirely in my control, but I want to find an agent this year (fingers crossed).


But I am the special-est snowflake!

3. Instead of saying ‘I want to lose weight’ I’m going to say, ‘I want to transition to a healthier lifestyle.’ Specifically, I’d like to exercise multiple times per week and eat less fast food.

memes delicious foods y u no healthy

4 rlz.

So, that’s me. What about you guys? Care to share goals you’re setting or have achieved?

About Caitlyn McFarland

Mom of three girls, writer of fantasy novels.
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6 Responses to The New Year’s Post (2014 edition)

  1. Julie says:

    I hate resolutions. I never keep them, usually just forget about them around February 7th. (That’s a very specific day, I know.) So, I’m just planning to make goals as I go. Maybe I’ll do better at that.

  2. I want to get this baby out of my body first of all and be an awesome mom, get back into shape/stop going to Wendy’s so much at work and start maintaining a more orderly household. That last picture is the story of my life!

  3. mysticcooking says:

    Those sound like good goals. I never keep any of my resolutions, either, so this year I just decided to keep it super simple and try and write every day. So far so good. 😉

    Good luck in Pitch Wars!

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