Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Writing Goals for 2011

Well I may as well put them out there, create a little accountability. I know from experience that without a goal/deadline I am prone to cronic procrastination - cronic to the point of being terminal, as far as my writing goes - that doing the washing or vacuuming the floor become tasks I want to spend my time doing, and as I now have an iPad, well...you can imagine how easy it will be to time-waste in '11.

So here they are, in no particular order... by this time next year I hope to have...

6 published poems, 3 published short stories, 2 blog posts per month (which shouldn't be all that hard seeing as I already have a couple of dozen writers signed up for my interview series) and one completed first draft of 'a' novel. I will have to chose which of the three to concentrate on in 2011 and stick to it - pushing through the hard times rather than switching projects as I tend to do.

I also want to participate in NaNoWriMo again and, depending on where I'm at with the goal novel come November, I'll either use it to push through to a completed draft or use it to work on novel 2 or 3.

I've recently formed a writing/critique group with some of the writers I was at TAFE with, so with monthly deadlines and face to face feed back, I'm looking forward to a productive and creative year of writing.

How about you? What are your writing goals for 2011?

1 comment:

  1. An ambitious set of goals, but I'm sure you'll manage; good luck :) I wish I could write poetry or short stories, but I can't write poems to save myself, and I find it difficult to dedicate energy to a short story (and when I do, it always ends up turning into a novel idea anyway :|)
    With our writing group, hopefully we'll all get a lot more done this year.
    Because I'm too lazy to write out my goals, I'll just slap my Row80 goals post in here: http://rebecca-j-fleming.blogspot.com/2010/12/row80-goals-round-1.html hehe