Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Writing Goals: 2011
I'm back in the writing saddle again, so what better time to make some goals for 2011?
So here they are, for all the world to see:
2011 Writing Goals
1) Finish novel by end of January. Completely do-able since I have about 15,000 words left to write.
2) Edit novel by end of February or March. That's a flexible enough goal (I love flexible goals!).
3) Start querying agents.
4) Begin work on next novel in April.
5) Start stretching myself with my writing projects. Instead of just my freelance work and my novels, I need to write some articles (which I jotted down ideas for yesterday) and maybe even try some short stories. Haven't done either of those in awhile.
Of course, I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't make these goals by a specific date. I've been tough on myself in the past and it just backfires. Besides, I also have some other, non-writing related goals that need to take top priority in my life related to my health. When my health isn't good, the writing suffers, so this is a win-win situation.
Your turn! Do you have any writing goals for 2011? Do you give yourself flexibility with your goals, or are your deadlines hard and fast?