Day 8 - Short term goals for this month and why.

Goal #1:  Exercise at least three times a week. 
Yes, this is a New Years Resolution, but it's also a necessity.  I would love to wear even half of the clothes in my closet.  Right now, I'm restricted to about 1/4 of what I own because I'm too self-conscious to wear the majority of what's in those dresser drawers. 

Toward this goal, I plan on doing the Zumba workout (PS3 style).  I figure if it makes you sweat, it's exercise!

Goal #2:  Figure out the plot and characters for the next book.  
I'm not going to be able to write the book until these things begin to fall into place.  I've found pictures for my heroine and her love interest.  I've got the main location the story takes place in.  What I don't have is the main source of conflict or a clear understanding of how the antagonist from book #1 ties into their story. Details.  It's all in the details!

Goal #3:  Read.  Read.  Read. 
I'm not taking classes this winter and that means I'm going to do my best to make a serious dent in my to-be-read piles (tactile and virtual).   I've already started toward my goal of reading 100 books in 2012.  Here's a list of those books I've already read this month...and it's only the 9th!

Goodread's Challenge

Goal #4:  Scrapbook at least 10 pages this month. 
If all goes well, I'll have two of the ten done tonight.  I worked on a two-page spread over the weekend.  Just need to get my journaling done and find a few embellishments that work with the overall theme and design. 

Goal #5:  Survive the audit at work. 
That's next Tuesday.  We're thinking it should be an easy site visit, but you never know, so wish me luck!