Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Challenge

Happy 2014 folks!  I hope you had a great time celebrating however you chose to celebrate last night.  I chose to stay up rather too late at a rather fun party.  I'm happy to say I got home without any sort of car crashes.

If you've been reading my blog, you are probably aware that I had challenged myself to write 365 poems in 2013.  I feel like I talked about it all too much.

I succeeded.  And boy am I proud.  I actually went over 365, but I need a final count to know by how many.  Just four or five, so maybe 370 for the year.  Gah, that's a lot of poems.  There are a whole slew of them that are practically worthless, but I feel that there are also a good deal that are good.  Maybe none great, but good... I hope.  I'll probably keep posting some from this year now and then, I wrote several that I'd like to share in this last week.

So now I have to decide on this year's challenge.  2012 had me writing 104 personal letters, 2013, 365 poems.  What should I do now?  I really need to decide by today, because if it is a daily thing, I can't start the year behind.

Here are my considerations: Challenge 1: write something every day.  Either a blog post (that I post), a poem, a letter, or a part of a story (one that I hopefully keep working on); Challenge 2: write a blog post per week (a bit easier (maybe?) than Challenge 1); Challenge 3: do a monthly challenge related to exercise.  I've already decided to do the "Plank Challenge" in January, so I'm partly committed to this one; Challenge 4: Write a play this year (suggested by my mother.  Not feeling up to this one); Challenge 5: Write part of a story every day (I've got a bit of a plot line lined up, and someday, I will write it).

Any other suggestions?  Any of my suggestions that you like more than the others?  I'm thinking of not doing Challenge 3 as my challenge, and just doing it because I need to do it...

Happy New Year folks!  What are some of your challenges/resolutions for this year?

1 comment:

  1. #1 is what I'm challenging myself to this year! Writing a story I've been scribbling about for years, writing new songs, blogging, and compiling some things I've been writing over the past two years with Bible verses as a sort of devotional. What ever it is, I want to be more focused about it and actually accomplish something by it.
    I've also tossed around the idea of posting a new song on YouTube every week.
    #3 is good too. That will also effect lots of other things as you gain more health and energy from exercising.
    Writing a play would so cool! Let me know when I can come watch it. ;^)
    What ever you do, keep us posted. :^) Happy New Year.