New Year’s Writing Goals and Self-Publication

I didn’t complete a single writing goal from last year, except consistently blogging. Mind you, I did work on several writing projects, but circumstances and family and my own health issues (including blame-it-on-the-meds) seemed to butt their way into my writing life. However, it’s the end of December and beginning of January. I can’t help but perk up. This is such a hopeful time. Daylight is even starting to lengthen. I know there’s no control over an editor or agent picking up a story, nor making best-selling lists (giggling behind my hand), but I usually can control what and how I write, and normally my writing goals are very pie in the sky.

So, this year’s writing goal is modest, and one I hope to have completed by the end of January when I’ll make more! I plan to experiment once again in the writing field, this time by self-publishing one of my middle grade historical fiction books.

(Did anyone see the flash of lightning? Or feel the ground shake with thunder?)

That particular goal is shakin’-in-my-shoes scary for many reasons, but especially because for decades that was not a viable route for me to take.

Change. If I keep making my characters run head-on into things causing them to change their views or actions, why not do the same with the author as well? I’ll keep you posted on this shakin’-in-my-shoes adventure.

Do you make new year’s writing goals? Any out of the ordinary goals for you? I hope you meet them head on.

Wishing you all a merry writing new year.

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2 thoughts on “New Year’s Writing Goals and Self-Publication

  1. When you’ve achieved a goal, take the time to enjoy the satisfaction of having done so. Absorb the implications of the goal achievement, and observe the progress that you’ve made towards other goals.

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