And now we're in 2013! I'm partly sad that the holidays are over and partly excited for the possibilities and hope that come with a new year. I made some writing goals last year but didn't blog about them, but this year I'm going to make sure you all hold me accountable! And at the end of 2013 it will be fun to look back and see how I did on these goals.
Goal #1: Finish revisions on current book.
I'd like to get my current book, 24 HOURS IN THE FUTURE, in good shape to send to my agent within the next couple months. This is my #1 priority right now.
Goal #2: Write two new books.
Last year I had a goal of writing one new book, which I accomplished, but this year I want to push myself and try to write two new books. This might be tough - but I'm only talking rough drafts here, and thanks to WriteOrDie.com I know I can write a rough draft quickly now. I'd also like to revise at least one of these books so it's in good shape.
Goal #3: Read at least 52 books.
This was my goal for 2012 also and I ended up reading 60 books. I feel like a book a week is doable with my workload and the amount of manuscripts I read for friends or as an intern. Also, when I aimed for 100 books a year I read books too quickly, like I was checking them off a list, instead of savoring and enjoying them. I made myself slow down last year and was much happier because of it.
Goal #4: Attempt to transition to a career in publishing.
I'm keeping this goal vague because there are numerous ways this could happen, and some things are out of my control, like job openings or book sales. But my goal is to keep trying to make writing and/or editing my full-time career instead of a second job. I did make some progress on this in 2012 by signing with my agent and interning with Jill, so I hope to continue that progress and accomplish even more in 2013.
Do you have any goals for 2013? Did you do a goals post? Let me know!