by Kelley Lindberg
The start of the new year is, of course, a great time to set new goals for our writing progress. I find that my goals almost never change from year to year… I think that means I’m really good at selecting excellent goals. It has nothing to do with being incapable of meeting them, of course.
So here are my goals for the coming year. If you haven’t set yours yet, feel free to steal mine! And let me know if you complete any of them so I can check them off MY list.
1. Finish revising my novel.
2. Read some really good books, then suffer from self-esteem deflation.
3. Read some really bad books, then pick them apart so I feel better about myself again.
4. Stop putting bill-paying and laundry ahead of writing on my priority list.
5. Write in a different genre than I’m used to.
6. Read at least one classic novel, one play, and a book of poetry.
7. Clean off my desk. But don’t use that as an excuse to avoid writing.
8. Attend at least one writing conference this year as an attendee instead of as a speaker.
9. Continue volunteering with the local chapter of SCBWI.
10. Read a new book on writing craft to stir up that creative energy.
11. Give myself the luxury and joy of writing each and every day.
Happy New Year!
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