It’s Time for New Year’s Resolutions
It’s that time again, a time to reflect on the past year and make resolutions about what we want to achieve in 2018. Perhaps you submitted for the first time this year and likely collected your first rejection slip. How are you going to turn that around in 2018? Maybe you were published for the first time this year. How are you going to up your game in the New Year?
I’ll go first. I had an achievable goal of writing 20 or more short stories in 2017. I fell a little short because of a switch in focus mid-year. So, I’m going to stick with a goal of writing and submitting at least 20 short stories in 2018. Additionally, I am making it a goal to have 10 short stories accepted for publication.
I found recently that I have bits and pieces of 15 novels in progress. Some are mere outlines, some have as many as 20,000 words written. It’s time I made a commitment to finishing at least one of these babies in the coming year.
In 2017, I edited over 750,000 words including 7 novels, a couple dozen short stories and 138 Flash Fiction stories. My goal for 2018 is to find more of a balance in my writing and editing efforts. I’m looking to edit 4 or more books through my free-lance business as well as keeping up with the books I edit for Oghma. I’d like to add about 6 more short-story or article authors as clients as well. I’m shooting for 1,000,000 words edited in 2018 for both my freelance clients and Oghma.
I’ll try to post updates on my progress toward these goals on my blog posts at www.dennisdotywebsite.com/blog.
Those are my goals for 2018. Tell us about yours.
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