She Shoots…..

I can't believe it's been over a month since I last blogged. With the loss of Zoey, getting ready for the holidays and everything else in between, that time has gone by in a complete blur.

So, with the New Year just a day away, it's about time I set some concrete goals for 2011. I've been thinking about it already, but I work best with items I can check off my list rather than a vague idea of what I cant to accomplish (see – even in goal setting, I'm still not quite a Pantser). So, here's what I want to do with my writing in the coming year:

  • Complete & submit 2 stories a month
  • Finish the 2 NaNo WIPs that are connected
  • Put together stories for a collection that I've been thinking about
  • Finish revamping my freelance writing website
  • Get back on track with my article writing

 So, not too rigid but some definite goals there. And room for more! I know i have a few more tasks filed in the recesses of my mind – but I'm still in holiday mode. But I'm sure the list will grow weekly. Hooray for over-achievers!

I wanted to try #write1sub1, but since I'm going away at the end of January, I don't want to start the year of crazed (my trip will be here before I know it!). Plus, I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. A month of madness is 1 thing. But I don't want to set myself up for failure.

I've already got 25 story ideas that are either half-finished or with plot notes worked out. Granted, I'm sure other ideas will come to me (at least I hope!) and my planned pieces will change as the year goes by, so I'm leaving it open to where inspiration takes me. But if worse comes to worse and I have no new ideas in 2011 (I shudder at the thought), at least I've got a Plan B.

So, what are your plans for 2011? Or do you bother making resolutions and just go with the flow?

One Response to She Shoots…..

  1. Ryan

    Have you thought about the Write 1 Sub 1 monthly option? That’s the one I’m doing (thanks again for letting me know about it, btw!)

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