New Column for the New Year:
Write Stuff - Current Projects, Goals, and Celebrations.
So for this first day of 2018, here's what I have on deck for January. I've set up a writing schedule in my office, blocking out a project per week (or over multiple weeks) for the next three months. January's list includes 4 short stories of about 5,000 words each (short story a week).
My goal for each story is to submit them for publication. So I'm going to really focus on the craft here. No silly space monkey pirate stories this month. ;) Yes, I'll have fun with the process but these will be less off the cuff and more intentional.
Numbers wise, this means my daily word count goal is 1,000 words (5 days a week, that is). Which translates, 3 months out, to 60,000 words. That's equivalent to a short to mid-length novel. Keep that up for a year, and I'll have 4 novels done by the start of 2019. That's a stretch goal, to be sure...a quarter of a million words. Whew! But shoot for the stars and all that.
If you're a writer, what are some of your writing goals this year?
If you're a reader, what are some of your reading goals this year?
Comment below and I'll keep you updated as well.
Thanks for reading. By the way, want a free ebook? :)
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Keep it clean and positive. (And sorry about the word verification, but the spmb*ts are out in full force!)