Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 Resolutions & Challenges

Every year I make a list of resolutions but never seem to accomplish them. So I'm going to share a few of them with you in hopes that it will help me complete them.

1. Post in my blog at least 5 times a week.

Even though I haven't posted a lot in the past few months, 2010 was the year I've posted the most since I started my blog. But in 2011 I plan on posting more frequently.

2. Finish NaNoWriMo.

For the past three years I've participated in National Novel Writing Month, but have never completed it. The idea of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. But this year I am absolutely dedicated to completing it - I've even begun thinking up ideas for my novel.

3. Watch all the movies I own but haven't seen.

If you read my blog, you know how much I love to buy DVDs. In 2010, I splurged a lot and now I have 159 movies I own but have never seen.

4. Read one book a week.

I only read 23 books in 2010, so this goal is more than double that amount, but I think I'm up to the challenge.

5. Stop buying DVDs and books.

I developed this goal to help me with resolution #3. Plus I have no more shelving space - I've resorted to stacking them everywhere I can find space - and saving money can't hurt.

I also have the other usual resolutions like eating healthier and exercising more, but I've only listed the ones pertaining to my blog. You can read the rest on 43 Things, an awesome website dedicated to setting goals and resolutions.

I'm also going to take part in a reading challenge:

For being a huge horror fan, it's pretty appalling how few King books I've actually read. So this year I'm going to read six Stephen King books:

1. Misery
2. Pet Sematary
3. Needful Things
4. The Dark Half
5. Night Shift
6. Skeleton Crew

I might read more, or I might change these later on. The challenge is hosted by Book Chick City and you can sign up here.

So what are your New Year's resolutions?

3 comments:

Trick or Treat Pete said...

I just gave you the You Make Me Scream!! award
http://trickortreatpete.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-received-you-make-me-scream-award.html
Dreaded Dreams
Petunia Scareum

Will Errickson said...

I don't really have any resolutions other than collecting more books (just got some new shelves so I'm good!). That's a pretty good selection of King books, though. Can't believe you're just reading them for the first time! You'll love 'em.

Melissa Helwig said...

Petunia - Thanks!

Will - Yeah, I know, I can't believe I've gone this long without reading them either. I did read The Mist from Skeleton Crew so I could watch the movie and it was amazing, but I never finished the rest of the book. I can't wait to read it the rest.