A short post from me this month. I’m in the middle of the pacific on a boat celebrating my mum’s 70th, and the internet here is sparse and $$$.
The topic our wonderful host Julie has set for the Fiction Writers’ Blog Hop this month is Writing Goals. Easy.
Goal – to get published! I could end this post here, but where’s the fun in that?
Obviously the number 1 goal will always be to get a publishing contract, and it will stay at number 1 until it happens. But some other goals within the goal are…
2. Finish MS #3 – I’m currently about 10K words in. Liking where it’s going and can’t wait to get into the juicy heart of it. I’d like to have a polished, edited, re-written, polished some more version done by mid 2017.
3. Learn everything I can about self publishing, just in case goal #1 continues to elude me. I’m not ready to go down the self-pub route yet, but if I do, I want to be prepared. I also figure the more I learn about self-pub related things like marketing and social media etc, it can only help me if I get a traditional publishing deal anyway, so the more knowledge I have the better.
4. Once MS #3 is done, it will be time to get started on MS #4. Don’t know yet what that will be, but I love that part of the journey where my next cast are fighting in my head to see which of them will capture my heart and make me want to tell their story.
5. Continue to improve my craft, by learning from other writers, from courses, from CP’ing, from reading…. LEARN MORE – WRITE MORE.
I’m not usually one for writing my goals my down, but this post may serve as a reminder over the next few months of where I’m heading, and that’s not a bad thing.
What about you? Do you write your goals down? Do you find it helps?
Those of you participating in the hop, I won’t get round to commenting on your posts till the weekend, but I will get there.