Happy New Year!
Someone once taught me that it’s important to set goals when it comes to writing. But not just any goals. Goals that you can measure, and more importantly, goals that you have control over. With writing, that means not goals like “I’m going to get accepted at XYZ,” or “I’m going to publish a best-seller.”
So, my goals for 2014 were simple. More of everything. Everything that I could control at least. That meant more new stories written, and more submissions.
Here’s how I did:
New stories written: 5
Submissions: 3 (1 acceptance)
New stories written: 4
Submissions: 19 (1 acceptance)
New stories written: 13
Submissions: 50 (1 acceptance, 9 pending)
So, as you can see, I blew my previous numbers away! Admittedly, the bar was not very high, but that’s why 2015 is going to be so exciting–because I’m going to do it again. More new stories, more submissions. That means at least 14 new stories, and at least 51 stories submitted to market. As a bonus, I’m also setting a goal of having a novel idea fleshed out and outlined. Not written, I’m not in a hurry to write novels, I still have short stories to master, but it won’t hurt to get a start.
I’d better get writing!