2016 Goals

I realize we're already almost a quarter of the way through the year (gasp!), but I figure it's better late than never when it comes to goal setting. And to be fair, I did set some goals in January, but I wasn't actively blogging back then.

Anyway, now that I'm back into the swing of revisions and have finished updating my website (isn't it pretty?!), I'd like to share my 2016 writing goals.

My 2016 Writing Goals

Overall Dream/Goal:

Find joy in writing again; have a project query-ready by the end of the year

Short-term Goals (first half of year):

  1. Finish initial revision of Salem (and finally figure out a title!)
  2. Add 20-30K more words to my high fantasy project (A Voice in the Mountain)
  3. Get CP feedback on Salem and figure out new revision plan
  4. Compile a list of past, present, and future projects with status notes on each
  5. Read 15+ books

Long-term Goals (second half of year):

  1. Complete second revision for Salem and send to next CP
  2. Add another 40-50K to AVITM to finish the first draft (likely around 90K total)
  3. Use CP feedback to polish Salem until query ready
  4. Participate in NaNoWriMo with a fun secret project
  5. Read 15+ books

My overall dream/goal, which I first wrote back in January, is so hugely important to me this year. Honestly, the second part about finishing a project is really truly secondary. After not writing for most of the second half of 2015, reclaiming my writing self has been my top priority. I'm doing my best to avoid thinking about the publishing side of things and am focusing on having fun with what I write.

And I am.

Which is so freaking great.

Sure, I have off days where I'm not really in the mood to write. I have days where I get stuck on a scene and don't know where to go with it. Sometimes I get sick of looking at my words or the computer scene. But all in all, I'm having a blast working on this revision. And at the end of the day, that matters more than anything else on that list.

You tell me, what are your goals for 2016?

-Isabel