So here's your model for planning your own writing goals and objectives.
Goal 1. Finish a draft of YA thriller that could become an adult thriller. It has a name this year, 143 Canterbury Road
- I haven't work on this for a few months, so I'll need to reread what I've done to bring myself back up to speed.
- Go over the outline/blueprint.
- Assign writing tasks to time frames each week.
- Just work on scenes. Don't worry about connecting things.
- Read YA thrillers.
- Read history, since that's a significant factor for a character and maybe in other ways.
Goal 2. Concentrate on submissions and concentrate on increasing the number of submissions I make.
- Submit book length projects to the agents I researched last month.
- Spend more time with essay Facebook group and flash Facebook group. Those people are publishing and share their work, exposing me to new markets. Which is not stalking them.
- Use that agent Twitter list I made a while back.
- Use that publications Twitter list I made a while back.
- Do a lot more reading of markets for short-form writing.
- Not to brag, but I got my first rejection yesterday.
Goal 3. Work on short-form writing, essays and short stories.
- Commit a month or two to flash writing. I was happy with how that worked this past year.
- Look for more on-line writing classes/workshops.
- Commit more time to reading essays and short stories
- Tinker with the 365 Story Project.
Goal 4. Community Building/General Marketing/BrandingObjectives:
- Provide social media support for writers/bloggers generating diversity material.
- Pay more attention to community events like Multi-Cultural Children's Book Day; plan ahead for reading to support these events
- Continue the monthly childlit book release posts
- Attend virtual book launches and promote here.
- Continue with Original Content.
- Continue with promoting Original Content at Facebook communities, Goodreads' blog, and Twitter.
- Get into the habit of checking my monthly plans in my bullet journal.
I have so much to do!