It’s still January, and I’m still pulling my 2013 goals together. But I have quite a few writing-related ones that I’d like to share.
If I make them public, I’ll be more accountable to accomplishing them. They are are doable, I haven’t figured out a WIG (wildly improbably goal) like Diane has, but I’ll get there.
For now, my writing goals include:
- Query at least 12 magazines (regional and national) for articles
- Continue writing for my favorite regional magazine, NH ToDo
- Post at least every other week on this blog
- Double my business writing (white papers, case studies, ghost blogging, etc.)
- Participate in an every-other-week critique group for my fiction
- Submit to at least 6 short story contests
- Submit to at least 6 anthologies
- Create e-books for writers and small businesses
- Journal daily
As you can see, not every point is specific (yet), but I’m getting there.
I also plan to read 1 non-fiction book per month – business related or for personal development.
I have more goals, but I’m still figuring them out.
The title of this post include gratitude, and I just want to say thank you to you for reading. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share a part of my writing life with you and hope you find snippets of inspiration that you can adapt into your own writing life.
A freelance writing life is absolutely possible if you want it enough.
Lisa J. Jackson is a New England-region journalist and a year-round chocolate and iced coffee lover. She loves working with words, and helping others with their own. As Lisa Haselton, she writes fiction, co-blogs about mystery-related writing topics at Pen, Ink, and Crimes, has an award-winning blog for book reviews and author interviews, and is a chat moderator at The Writer’s Chatroom. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.