An entry for Dear Me. Goals for 2020
Yes, it’s me again. I know it’s been some time since I wrote to you, but I thought this was important enough to write down. Of course, we do talk to each other occasionally, but for some reason, people think that’s a little strange. Anyway, this is about our reading and writing goals for the new year, so I thought it was important to write some things down so you could read it. These are some of the things I’ve been thinking about to set as our goals. Let me know what you think.
1. Submit an entry for a contest on writing.com at least twice a week. It could be a small one like Flash Fiction or 24 Syllables or a bit bigger like Writer’s Cramp. You know we always enjoy contests, especially when we win, but almost as much when we don’t. I think you’ll agree that twice a week really isn’t that hard, especially when you see item 3. No, don’t skip down there right now. Check out number 2 first.
2. Write a review at least twice a week. Now this one does seem a little harder. We’ve certainly struggled with reviewing in the past. We have a tendency to go after the spelling and grammar which is fine as far as it goes, but we need to focus more on the content and the emotion of whatever we’re reviewing. We should be able to do 2 a week, though, especially with the help of number 3. Yes, it’s OK to read that one now.
3. Meet the qualifications of “I Write 2020”. That will get us halfway to our goals for numbers 1 and 2! Sounds easy, right? Well, probably not so easy, but the structure of it may just help us to reach the first 2 goals a little easier. You know these are important goals, right? Of course you do – you’re me, but it helps just to say it.
4. OK, how about a reading goal? Yes, of course, we love to read, although lately most of our “reading” has been listening to audiobooks since it’s so convenient to listen in the car or waiting in a doctor’s office. Now don’t get me wrong. We’ve listened to some really good books, lately, but actual reading, even with an e-book has been relegated to a few minutes before going to sleep at night. Even that has been books that were OK, but not really special. I think we should read 6 classic books this year, even if it’s as an e-book, and they should be genres that we usually don’t read. That will mean reading some during the day or evening instead of so many other things that we’ve been doing, but I think it will be well worth it.
I think that’s enough goals for now. If things go well, maybe we can add more later. Yeah, I know what you’re going to say, and yes, it will be hard to stay on track, but come on, man up! We can do this.