Friday, December 31, 2010

Writing Goals for 2011

Tomorrow a new year begins. 2010 has been a great year for me and I hope 2011 will be even better. I made a few goals last year. In particular, I sold my first book! I didn't read all the books I had wanted to read, but to read or write one has to be in the mood.

Next year I would like to become focused again. Especially since the holidays make it hard to write.

So, let's see how 2010 went:

My goals for 2010:
  1. I will write 4 manuscripts in 2010.
    I finished 2 manuscripts. Not bad.
  2. I will sell my first manuscript in 2010. (Optimism = Yay)
    Hoarding Your Howls sold to Del Rey!
  3. I will complete 3 novellas. (I have two unfinished ones. *sigh*)
    I finished 1 novella. Not the best, but one is better than none.
  4. I will harness and understand my process of writing. (Yes, it took me a year to figure out I'm not the write everyday type of gal. I need to live with it.)
    I didn't stress too much over the days I didn't write. Quite easy to do.
  5. I will break my previous record of 8,000 Words in one day and will knock out 10K in a day.
    I was pleased as punch when I got this one accomplished!
So, onward to 2011... What will be my goals?
  1. Finish 4 manuscripts in 2011.
  2. Develop a fun promotional tool for my upcoming book.
  3. I will read 50 books this year...not 25, but 50! (I can do eeet!) And one of those books will be in a genre I don't normally read. Maybe middle-grade or something inspirational.

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