Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Start the Year Off Right with The Jan Plan!
The Jan Plan is the brainchild of YA author Christa Desir. While tweeting one day, Christa and I (and a few other lovelies) realized that we had a lot of unfinished projects lying around, and we wanted to start the new year on a positive note, with an actual plan of finishing something.
Christa dubbed it The Jan Plan. And projects are like puppies--once you name it, you're committed to it. So here we are, day one of the new year, ready to put this fabulous plan into action.
The Jan Plan is simple.
1. Find a project you've been putting off for a while. Something that has been started already but never finished. Most of us are authors here, but your Jan Plan project doesn't have to relate to writing. It can be a personal project, a home project, a hobby project, a career project, anything that's important to you.
2. Create a workable plan that allows you to finish that project by February 1.
3. Share your goals, and later your results, on your blog and/or via Twitter with the #TheJanPlan hashtag. Feel free to share the image above on your blog.
4. Write a follow-up post (or tweet) with your Jan Plan results on February 1.
January is about new beginnings, a fresh start. But it's much easier to start something than finish something, so why not take one of the previous years' unfinished "fresh starts" and make January about a new feeling, one of uplifting satisfaction.
My 2013 Jan Plan:
...is not about writing! I surprised even myself with this one, but it really needs to get done. I've been working on reorganizing my son's bedroom and all the closets in my apartment for...oh, I don't know, something ridiculous, like, the past two or three years or something.
So. In January 2013 I am going to finish my son's room and closets. This is no simple feat, my friends. At some point I'm going to have to move an upright piano with broken legs and no wheels. It has to be carried, hence the reason it is still taking up half my son's bedroom. Which was fine when he was little, but now The Boy needs his space.
I will also be moving and rearranging entire bookshelves, but I'm actually looking forward to this part. ;-)
We do hope you'll join us! The more the merrier.
Check out Christa's Jan Plan post here. Write your own post. Use the #TheJanPlan hashtag on Twitter. Let's start the year with a BIG FINISH!