Last January I set out my goals and themes for the year so I think I will do that again. Let’s talk personally first. I didn’t really set any last year. I tend not to for probably the same reason most people don’t. Because you know how it goes, resolutions are meant to be broken. So I don’t want to look at them as resolutions, but rather as themes, something to strive for but if I don’t meet them I’m not going to beat myself up over it.
I just recently finished a 100 day challenge for playing beat saber. Yes, it is a video game, and I understand how it sounds when I say that I challenged myself to play a game for 100 days. So if you are not familiar with beat saber let me explain quickly. It’s a rhythm VR game which means it has the ability to be a highly physical experience.
If you put all your effort into the game doing the higher levels for at least thirty minutes you can get your heart rate into the proper zone for cardio and fat burning. The main purpose for me in the beginning was to get myself up and moving. I have had no motivation to do anything for a while now and this motivates me.
I have noticed some physical changes, thinner face, looser clothes, able to walk for a distance without getting winded, and all though the stairs are still difficult, they are not as hard as they used to be. I will be doing another 100 day challenge, again with the beat saber, but with proper stretching this time because my muscles are sore! But I will also try to focus on the theme of just being healthier.
My next personal theme is to broaden my horizons through reading more. As a writer I don’t read nearly enough, I mean I read nothing. I can go months without picking up a book. So this year I’m going to change that. I want to read at least twenty books in many different genres. Which will help me in my professional life as well.
Now professionally, the themes from last year, being more productive and stepping out of my comfort zone are both excellent and I will be continuing with that.
To accomplish this I have a number of projects coming up. Starting with the rapid re-release of the touched up versions of the first four Mechanical Dragons then the brand new release in March of the fifth book in the series. (The first three months of this year kicks off with a bang!)
I’m working on the third book of the Blood Magic series. Tor, she will be making her debut in July. Then I have a passion project that I’m working on for November release. But this one may be postponed depending on the next few months. That is a story for a different day!
The last project of this year is the remastering and reimagining of my first series that I had ever written. The Guardians series. The first book in that series, Legacy, is set to release March 2021.
Of course I have a few side projects I’m hoping to get done in the next couple months and as those are completed I will let you know.
But that’s it for now; here lies the themes and plans for my 2020.
What are your themes for this year?