I’m gonna go ahead and say that I killed it in 2016. Sure I didn’t reach every one of my goals but half aint bad! Now I’m headed into a new chapter in life and I get to focus on what I really love to do, write. I’m excited and totally ready to Slay 2017! (Ya! That's right I know hip millennial lingo.) Before January gets away from me I wanted to set some goals for the year. Telling you guys about them can really help me motivate myself it to accomplishing them so here we go!
Goal 1: Finish revising my manuscript from NaNoWriMo 2016.
Yes I have a finished manuscript! Once it’s all polished and shiny I’ll talk about it more. I’m hoping this will be done by June. That’s my own revisions, than one from my critique partner, then an editor.
Goal 2: Read 36 Books!
I upped my reading goal this year. Since this was one of the goals I did accomplish in 2016. I really enjoyed it so I decided to go even bigger in 2017. That comes out to 3 books a month. Since I already have 40 books on my TBR (to be read) shelf it should be one of my more attainable goals.
Goal 3: Participate in 2017’s NaNoWriMo.
I had a wonderful experience that taught me a lot about myself as a writer during the 2016 NaNo. So this is a goal I am happy to put on my list again. I already have a story concept picked out and I can’t wait to try for another Win!
Goal 4: Learn more about the world of publishing.
My ultimate goal is to be a published and successful author so learning about that world is a pretty important part of the quest. This might also include finding representation (Literary Agent) but I’m not sure I will be quite to that point this year.
Goal 5: Bring Sci Fi, Oh My readers (Hey that’s you!) good content.
I really tapered off my posting at the end of the year because I felt like I was posting for the sake of posting and not because I was producing quality stories. That’s not what I want. I don’t want to put out mediocre garbage because I have to write something. That’s not fair to any of us. Yes I want to post consistently but I want those posts to have quality content! Whether that’s helpful writer’s stuff or entertaining fiction.
Goal 6: Finish another Manuscript.
Whether it’s the time travel book I have been working on for 2 years or a new project entirely I want to finish at least one novel this year not including the one for NaNoWriMo. This feels like my most ambitious goal yet. I have a list of story ideas that are waiting to be brought to life and this year one of them will be.
I think that’s a good amount of possibly attainable things for one year don’t you? Me too. Let's do this 2017!