2016 Goals

Happy New Year 2016

At this time of year, it seems like everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions they won’t be able to complete. I prefer making goals rather than resolutions since goals are things aimed for rather than resolving to do them. Last year I made ten goals. Check out last year’s post to see how I did. In case you are curious, here is the review of 2015 that WordPress made for me: https://faithblum.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/. It’s pretty interesting to see some of those stats.

And now for my goals for 2016:

  1. Publish two novella collections, three novellas, and two novels.
  2. Read at least half of the writing books I own.
  3. Be more conscientious of the time I waste on the computer.
  4. Finish the study of Revelation.
  5. Read through the Bible in a year.
  6. Learn at least one new classical song on the piano.
  7. Be better about responding to emails.
  8. Finish the sewing projects I’ve put off, including my quilted dress.
  9. Write at least one informational blog post every other month
  10. Keep on top of church activities I am involved in.

I would love to hear from you to help me keep accountable. Feel free to ask me to help you keep accountable as well. What are some of your goals for 2016?


Happy New Year!

New Year 2015

When you read this post, I will be on my way to Tennessee for a conference, but I did want to make sure I wished everybody a Happy New Year. I am looking forward to the year 2015. Four friends are getting married between January and June and I get to help with two of them. For one, my family and I have been asked to take the pictures for the wedding and we (especially me) are very excited to help with that. For the other wedding, I’m not exactly sure what I’ll be doing besides being music consultant and probably playing either piano and/or flute, though not at the same time. 😉

The new year is a time when people make resolutions. Well, I don’t really get into all of that, and I always like being a little different, so I’ll just list some of the goals I have for the coming year.


Some goals for 2015:

  1. Publish at least two novels and one short story. ( More details on that will be posted early next week.) Completed and then some (two novels and three novellas).
  2. Not get stressed out trying to accomplish goal #1. Yes! I did do that!
  3. Have fun helping my friends with their weddings. Who wouldn’t have fun helping with weddings?
  4. Crochet lots of doilies for the wedding in March. Finished with time to spare.
  5. Be more purposeful in my study of God’s Word and in prayer. For the most part, yes, but it is still a work in progress.
  6. Learn how to format my own books and get better at marketing. I am a little better at both, but I guess we’ll see how it goes later in 2016 when I try to format three novellas (ebook only).
  7. Read more non-fiction books than fiction books. I’m really bad at this. I’m still really bad at this. I have too many author friends who want reviews. And they all write fiction. 😦
  8. Be more diligent about practicing piano. So-so on this one.
  9. Survive tax season (I work at an accountants office, but am not an accountant). I survived and don’t have to worry about it this year.
  10. Be more thankful. Yep.

Do you have any resolutions or goals for 2015?