Here are my writing related goals for 2016

  • Write more consistently every day
    • I am going to aim for 500 words a day with fewer non-writing days.
  • Read more books
    • I write better when I read more, so I want to aim for 30 books this year. You can follow my progress at Goodreads.
  • Submit the final draft of Chaos Wolf
    • I’m waiting for some feedback, reading up on how to write a query letter, and making the list of agents and publishers I want to submit to.
  • Submit more short stories
    • Note I didn’t say ‘sell a story.’  A story being bought is out of my hands.  All I can do is keep putting them in front of people to see if they will buy them
  • Write more short stories
  • Rewrite the first draft of the second novel, Chaos Wolf’s sequel Chaos Hunt.
    • Got half way through it for NaNoWriMo and figured out what the major plot problem was.  I’ve put it aside and will pick it up again after I send out Chaos Wolf’s queries.
  • Transform the fanfic story into an original story
  • Submit fanfic rewrite
  • Tweet and Facebook more
  • Find a writing group either online or in realspace to join.
    • Haven’t done this.  I’ve been more focused on trying to write than finding a group to write with.

Doable? I hope so.  There are some holdovers from the prior year, and I expect that things will change as the year proceeds.  It will be interesting to see what happens and what I’m able to accomplish.