This is week 52. The final week in 2017. This week’s topic: New Year’s Resolution.
I had set myself several goals -personal and writing – for 2017 and I’ve met quite a few of them. My power word of the year for 2017 was INCREASE. The plan was to increase my daily word count, increase social media interaction, increase the number of blog posts and learn how to use Canva. In last week’s post, I mentioned I began to write in small bites of 250 words four times a day not every day, which allowed me to increase my word count. For social media, I now post more than ‘happy birthday’ or ‘happy anniversary’. I take a more active part in conversations. That’s huge for me. I joined this blog hop and while I did not blog each week, I have blogged more this year than I ever have. I make some of my own simple social media graphics with Canva. I didn’t do so good with November NANOWRIMO. The idea of 50k words in one month is too much for me. I achieve better results with Camp NANO in April and July so I’ll be sticking with that.
For 2018, I’ve added two power words to help inspire me personally and in my writing. FOCUS and MOTIVATION. In late 2017, I started attending an exercise and dance class at the local community center two days a week. I plan to continue the classes and boost my weight loss efforts with healthy eating, I plan to increase my word count by 50 words (that will be 300 words), and I plan to continue everything I achieved this year. I need to focus more on Point of View, so I’ll read craft books and take a few workshops. And, I plan to attend a couple of Reader’s Luncheons in my area and a mini-conference to get a feel for in-person author/reader interaction.
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15 thoughts on “What’s Next in 2018?”
Great goals! Congrats on all you achieved in 2017! Canva is great isn’t it. I learned about it because of this blog hop. I believe I follow you on most social media so we can keep in touch if this hop doesn’t continue next year. Best wishes and happy New Year.
I’ve never actually chosen a word and made it my theme for a year, but the idea of doing that is intriguing. I may have to try it! Wishing you all the best in the coming year.
I tried the power words for the first time this year. It helped me stick to my goals. Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes for a successful 2018!
Love the theme words. It seems like a great idea to focus a year on. Good luck and have a focused, motivating 2018.
Power words have helped me stick to my goal. Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes for a successful 2018!
You sound like you’ve got the New Year all planned out. I hope it’s a great year.
I hope I have it planned. Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes for a successful year!
Keep plugging away! Every step counts.
Thank you for the encouragement and for stopping by! Best wishes for a successful year. Happy New Year!
I like the idea of a power word instead of a detailed resolution. Best wishes for the new year!
Power words have helped me stick to a goal. Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes for a successful year!
I like the idea of word counts. I write in spurts, so a goal might help. Good luck with your 2018 goals!
I can actually wrap my mind around and accomplish a word count that doable such as 250 – 300 words 4 times a day. Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes for a successful year!
Sounds like you’re making steady process! Best of luck in 2018!
Greaat post thanks