Every January, I like to go over my goals for the year. Posting them online sort of holds me accountable, so I’ll update my progress quarterly. Landing an agent, publishing contract, and a spot on the NY Times Bestseller list are things I want and hope to achieve one day, but I’m only putting things on my list that I have to power check off from my efforts. I love crossing out things I’ve accomplished and don’t want to frustrate myself with stuff that’s out of my immediate control.
My Writing Goals for 2012
1) Log in at least one hour per weekday on my writing career
2) Write a new novel
3) Finish/Polish/or Revise the 7 manuscripts in FINISH ME NOW, DAMN IT! pile
(Some only need tweaks, others lack a few chapters)
4) Attend more writing conferences and workshops
5) Join a writer’s guild
6) Submit something somewhere each week
7) Write 12 poems
8) Write 10 short stories
What are your goals for this year?