2012 is about 3/4 over, so I’m taking another look at the writing goals I set for myself back in January.
- Get an agent (which means stop picking at my novel and just send it out already).
- Finish my already-started novel, A Handful of Wishes.
- Have at least fifteen stories out on submission at any given time – currently I’m at nine.
- Get in shape, and then stay in shape.
- Learn how to neatly and nicely-looking lattice a pie.
- Date a rockstar (doesn’t matter who).
I evaluated them in April and June, and I wasn’t doing the best. Now is no different.
- I’ve sent out about three dozen queries, with no response other than form rejections. Tomorrow I’m attending a writing workshop focusing on the publishing process, so maybe I’ll get some insights there (which of course I’ll share on my blog next week).
- I set up my NaNo page today (my username is emartin317, if you’d like to be my buddy). My goal is to finish A Handful of Wishes this year. I have the story outlined, so as long as I have the time to work on it, I should be good.
- I’m currently at six submissions, but I have several stories to send back out. I should probably do that soon.
- I joined a gym last month. And I’m actually going 4-5 times a week. I should theoretically be in shape soon.
- All my baking stuff is in boxes in my brother’s attic. Pies will not be made this year.
- I wrote a story about a small-time rockstar. Close enough.
If you’re a writer, what are your goals for the rest of the year? If you set goals for yourself at the beginning of the year, how are you doing with them?