The New Year is breathing down on us, and for me, this means setting new “author” goals for the next twelve months.
I have made most of my goals for 2012. I had one full-length novel published. I wrote short stories for four anthologies. For twelve months I wrote bi-monthly as a team member here at WG2E. Additionally, I participated monthly in the Savannah writing/critique Pen & Ink group as well as served for the year as Vice President for the South Carolina chapter of Romance Writers of America. All of this while juggling the busyness of a family of four children.
So overall, not too bad for 2012. Yes, my original goals included having two more novels completed -as it turns out there was not enough time to get it all done. Instead, I am trying to focus on all that I did accomplish. That’s the glass is half full optimist in me
However, now that we are days away from wrapping up 2012, I am ready to start the New Year with shiny new goals.
Now I am gearing up for my 2013 writing goals, which include writing three full length (albeit shorter 50K to 55K each) novels (a YA trilogy), writing short stories for two anthologies, and 24 posts (two monthly posts) as a team member here at WG2E.
I know that goals should not be written in stone. They need to be flexible because no one can predict what “life” events may happen that may derail anyone’s path. That is okay too. At least I have goals to aim for.
How about you, do you have writing/author goals? If so, please share them with us! Also, did you have goals for 2012 – and if you did – how did you do in meeting them?
The Best of 2013 Author Goal Wishes — Lois Lavrisa