Saturday, January 2, 2010

Goals for 2010

I wasn't going to post my writing goals for 2010, but then realised it was a cop out. After all, if there's no public accountability for reaching my goals then it doesn't matter if I don't achieve them, right?

I had written these up in November 2009.

1. Write daily - this can be as little as 100 words a day on weekdays when I'm buggered from the day job.
2. Complete Category Romance Writing course by June 2010 (this is broken down into smaller goals and deadlines for assignments to be completed and submitted).
3. Enter writing contests - Great Beginnings (April), High Five (August/September), Emerald (November), Selling Synopsis.
4. Find a critique partner (most likely through RWA Critique Partners Register) and/or join a romance writing group (Melbourne Romance Writers' Guild).
5. Have partial completed to send to Richmond by June 2010.
6. Have full ms completed and polished by September.
7. Post once a week on my blog.
8. Network with other romance writers (comment on writers' blogs, be more active on eharl community forum, etc).
9. Read every day.
10. Organise my writing office (this needs to be broken down into smaller goals otherwise it will never happen!)

I've got my brand spanking new 2010 diary and I'm going to write my goals in there, then I'll jot down dates to review them during the year.

Happy new year to you all, and hope you achieve your own goals this year.


Suzanne Jones said...

Some great goals there. Happy New Year.


Angie Peters said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Suzanne. And good luck with your own goals this year :)

Laurie Green said...

Hi Angie. I stumbled on your blog by accident while doing Google searches. After reading your goals, I wanted to say good luck with them.

I set #1 as one of mine, too.

#3 is also a good goal to pursue. Contests are a great way to get feedback on your work and get it in front of editors and agents. I have a full manuscript out to a major publisher right now based on a contest win.

As a fellow aspiring romance writer (though the Science Fiction Romance variety), may I recommend you check out CritiqueCircle?

It's an online writers site with members from across the globe. I've met many fabulous critique partners through the site and it's a great way to get detailed feedback on your novel. (I have no investment in the site other than being a member.)

Best wishes to you for 2010.


Angie Peters said...

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for visiting my blog - I love meeting new writers :)

Cheers for the good wishes. Best of luck with your full ms which is being considered by a publisher! Exciting stuff! You've definitely inspired me to get my butt into gear and enter some comps.

And thanks for the heads up on CritiqueCircle - I'll go and check it out.

Wishing you a wonderful 2010.

I'm off now to pay a visit to your blog...

Sussan Marz said...

I'll be here to cheer you on. Go Angie!

Angie Peters said...

Thanks, Sussan - that's greatly appreciated :)

I was actually thinking about Margie Lawson's Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviours course the other day - maybe it's time for a refresher?

Good luck with your own goals this year.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

All the best with your goals, Angie. Let's hope 2110 is kind to us all. :)

Angie Peters said...

Hi Suzanne, nice to see you here :)

Thanks for the best wishes - good luck with your own goals this year.

Maisey said...

Hey, Angie! Great goals!! I'm so glad you're subbing this year!

Angie Peters said...

Hi Maisey. I hope you and the new bub are doing well :) Yep, I've gotta push myself to sub this year otherwise I'll get nowhere towards achieving my dream of getting published.

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