2011 Writing Goals

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Long ago, I ditched the resolutions bit. Could never keep them; often broken by the end of the first week of the new year. So I started setting goals. Goals are much easier to reach, especially when taken in baby steps, e.g., not a vague “lose weight” or “lose 30 pounds,” but rather, “lose 5 pounds by February 14.” Ah, sounds like a goal I could reach.

So it is with writing. Set goals you can keep, then re-evaluate and reset them in summer.

Like my friend Rose, each year I try to simplify my new year’s writing goals. My general (did you hear “vague?”) writing goals are to read, write and submit. More specific is to revise two novels, send them off, and write two more. At this moment, I have no idea what the two 2011 new novels will be about. Isn’t life exciting?

So what are your new year’s writing goals?

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2 thoughts on “2011 Writing Goals

  1. Wow, I’m impressed you can write 2 books in a year. I hope to finally finish one and start another. We’ll see.

  2. Last year was my first year doing that — writing 2 books. But there is LOTS of revision and rewriting stuff to do on both. And since neither is contracted yet, I imagine there will be a suggestion or hundred from “the powers that be” in the publishing industry. But I can’t work on revisions until I have a story down.

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