The beginning of a fresh year is a great time to reassess your priorities and make a list of what you want to accomplish over the following year. These goals can be fluid as your situation evolves, but having written down specific objectives can provide you with a template. It can also make you more accountable. I would also recommend having no more than 3-5 goals, unless you feel you can feasibly have more. For 2019, these are the goals I am putting my energy and time towards completing. And, there is probably no better feeling than being able to cross off a goal from your list that you’ve reached.
- Find a publisher for my crime novel, Salvation Station. With either gaining agency representation or a publisher, the key is patience, especially since publishers may take months to respond. By the end of 2019, I want to have my book in the hands of readers.
- Complete my mystery novel, The Woman with the Chershire Grin. This includes finding a great editor to polish the manuscript and having it ready to submit.
- Submitting the manuscript to potential agents and publishers by the fall of 2019.
- Continue writing and submitting short fiction and non-fiction stories for publication.
What are your writing goals for this new year? Share your plans for the coming year and how you plan to fulfill them in the Comment Section.