Writing Goals and Resolutions – October Update

With only one sixth of the year remaining (!!!), we’ve hit the home stretch of 2009. Here is October’s update on my writing goals for this year, and my general New Year resolutions.

Writing Goals

  • Write every day, aiming for a minimum of two pages each day.
    Far more writing done this month than in the most of the previous months, and for the first time in a long time, it has been mainly fiction. I’ve completed my contribution for the anthology, but my time is still (in the main) taken up with editing the other stories. However, with NaNoWriMo just around the corner, this goal is going to be incredibly important next month!
  • Launch the Chinese Whispers anthology.
    We are go for launch. The stories are, by and large, finished. Just a few minor edits to mould them into a cohesive whole. Then we just need to assemble it into a book, work out cover art, introductions, ISBNs, set up an online store, work out ebook formats, find a POD distribution, figure out pricing and not go crazy before our official launch date. Pre-orders are November 24!!!
  • Enter six writing contests.
    Who has the time? Apart from all those people who juggle a job, other projects and still manage to enter these contests… OK, my time management sucks…
  • Complete two manuscripts to a publishable standard.
    What’s a “manuscript”? What’s “publishable standard”? What’s “two”? Let’s just file this under FAIL.
  • Participate in, and complete, NaNoWriMo 2009.
    NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow…. I have an idea. Sort of.

New Year Resolutions

  • Read at least one book per month.
    Books read this month – Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus, Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore.
  • Assorted running goals
    Winter is a good time to start running… Or to plan to start running…
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