I wish I could say I’m publising this a day late because I want to make sure my New Year goals post is timely (it’s NYE here in Sydney). Truth is, I lost track of the days and forgot to do it yesterday. The luxury of holidays…
So over the last week and a bit, I’ve noticed that i’ve been processing all that’s happened this year. It’s been a pretty challenging one for me personally and I think it’s important to acknowledge that. I’m hoping that after tonight’s blue moon, I’ll feel a little more able to let go of 2009 and all its challenges.
Jenny Henkins (on behalf of a Yahoo writing group) e-mailed some ideas for letting go of 2009 and starting 2010 with purpose.
What were your GOALS for 2009?
Writing goal was to land and editor/publisher.
Personal goal was to secure a new job.
What did you accomplish in 2009?
Secured a new job (dream job in fact).
What did you attempt but didn’t work out so well?
Unable to secure an editor/publisher for non-fiction MS.
What changes do you need to make?
Continue editing fiction, start querying on that. Take another look at the non-fiction – might need to change the tone.
What are your writing goals for 2010?
Finish the fiction MS and non-fiction text to a level where they are HOT and sell themselves.
Start writing my (crime) novel.
Select an overall target goal for the year.
Secure a publishing deal for either or both works.
What steps do you need to take to accomplish these goals on a daily, weekly, monthly basis?
Daily: Keep editing and be open to new ideas. Keep striving for greatness in my writing.
Weekly: Researching and create a list of target editors/publishers for the work.
Monthly: Send out queries and keep sending them out.
How about you? What has 2009 brought and what are you looking to achieve in 2010?