Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Goals - Starting the Year Off Right!

It is finally here! 2014 has graced us with its arrival and now it's time to line up what needs to happen this year.

I have decided to publish my goals publicly this year - this is to ensure that I stay on point and not veer off into random directions.

There are quite some ambitions things on this list and others that are simply there just to help make me a more rounded person.

I'm breaking them into 'personal' goals and 'author' goals.

Ashley's Personal Goals -- Yeah baby Yeah!
  • Lose seventy pounds by august. August 12, 2013 I gave up wheat and flour, since, I have lost thirty pounds. My goal back then was to lose one hundred in a year so I have seventy left to go.
  • Don't cheat on my diet more than once a month. I am giving myself the once a month because I know that I will succumb to temptation at work and I don't want the guilt to become too much for me. Yes I am a softy.
     
  • Reach out to one person from my past each month in an attempt to rekindle friendships. I miss my friends, I spend so much time on Facebook it's a shame that I don't do more to stay in touch.
  • Spend more time with my parents and siblings. I would like to see either my mom, dad or one of my brothers at least once a month. Family is the most important thing in the world to me and I want to make sure they know how much they mean to me.
  • For Lent this year, along with my usual giving up Dr. Pepper, I am going to add that I read a new book from the bible. One that I haven't read in the past. (I usually stick to Wisdom, Revolution, Acts or Psalms)  I want to work on my spiritual relationship a well as my personal ones this year.
  • I miss reading - it used to be my favorite activity and I want to get back to it. That's why I am challenging myself to read 60 books this year.
  • Last but not least - I want to be a better wife, as in, house keeper. While our house isn't a mess, it's cluttered. I want to work on each weekend tackling different parts of the house to ensure that our home is loving and warm.
Ashley's Author Goals -- Damn I must be nuts!
  • Edit Maverick Touch: The Highway (Release in March)
     
  • Edit Blood Green (Release in April)
  • Write Blood Gold, book four of the Blood Series
     
  • Write three Temptation Tuesday's by April
     
  • Write two Sekhmet's Revenge, well more like one and a half as I'm almost done with one.
     
  • Edit Blood Gold (Release in August)
     
  • Write Blood Black, book five of the Blood Series
     
  • Write Special Delivery
  • Edit Special Delivery (Release in Oct)
  • Edit Blood Black (Release in November)
  • Write Maverick Touch #3 Title Unknown at the moment
  • Write holiday short story with Stacy mixing Blood Series and Myth Series
  • Edit Holiday Short (Release in Dec)
I know this all sounds crazy and way too much but this is what I am setting out for myself ... I hope that I make it! Wish me luck!!!


4 comments:

  1. You have some amazing goals, Ashley, and I wish you the very best in achieving them. Your Sekhmet books sound wonderful. Do they feature the goddess?

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    1. We do feature the Goddess. Email me at ashley@ashleynemer.com and I'll send you volume 1and you can see what you think. We have 4 volumes so far and we hope to have 8 when its all said and done.

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  2. Good luck; you have set some tremendous goals. I think you can do it.

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    1. Thank you for the vote of confidence Michelle!

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