Personally, I’m not much for making New Year’s Resolutions. I think if you are convicted about something in your life that needs changing, you should change it, regardless of the date on the calendar.
However, I do think it’s good to set goals, and the beginning of the year is a great time to do so.
So, my goals for the coming year, specifically my writing goals:
1. Sign a contract
Yeah, this has been a goal for about the last six years, but every year I feel like I’m getting closer. This is the year I sign a contract and get a book published.
2. Represent Splickety at writers conferences
I actually already have a jump on this one, as I have the honor of being co-emcee and a presenter for the Realm Makers Conference this year. I would also like to go to at least one more conference this year as a Splicketeer.
3. Complete at least two manuscripts and begin the submission process
I have one manuscript that is essentially complete (yeah, that’s the one that I finished right before the last Realm Makers) that needs to be edited before it can be submitted, and one that’s about half written that I need to finish. The one that’s nearly done except for editing is a supernatural thriller. At least, I hope it’s thrilling. I had a lot of fun writing it and uncovered some cool stuff while I was researching it. The one that’s half-written is a YA, I guess paranormal romance, although I may have to redefine that genre as I finish. Also on the to-do list, whenever I can get to it, is my children’s story, which is also written and in need of editing, but for which I’m having a harder time I’m finding a home.
So, there you have it. Not a lot, but if I complete all of those, I’ll feel like this was a really successful year. And of course, signing a contract isn’t entirely in my control, but that would be the highlight of my year. Obviously.
Wish me luck!