I’m a little behind the curve for this new decade already. A couple days in I caught the nastiest cold I’ve had in a while. (Maybe the flu? We’ll say it’s a cold…but it kicked my ass.) Today is the first day I’ve felt like a human being again.
So, ten days into the new year and new decade, I’m here to declare my goals for the next year.
1. The Year of the 100. (Actually two goals.)
1a. I’m aiming for 100 Rejections. I actually started this back in December and I’m up to four.
1b. Also aiming to read 100 Books. I’m up to five, so I’m doing okay so far.
2. Write and produce one full length play.
3. Write the rough drafts of three novels.
4. Co-produce 20ish short films based on my 365 Project with Fantomvagn Films.
5. Write six short stories.
*A note about my goal-setting style which I’m embracing this year. I have always, always been more successful when I set ridiculous Big Hairy Ass Goals (BHAGs). Whenever I set goals that are “reasonable” I am always, always worse off. For example, the last time I set my reading goal at 100 books, I missed and ‘only’ read 70ish books. The year I set it for 20 books, I read 12.
Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.