Each year, I try to write down my New Year’s Resolutions…and instead of shrinking, the list seems to be expanding each year! I find that writing down goals makes one more accountable for them.
Anyhow, without further ado, here are my writing-related resolutions for 2018:
- Draft one book per month. I still want to achieve this, and one year, I will. If it’ll be this year… we’ll see. Either way, getting to focus on new content each month allows me to be more creative and to get inspired faster. The best way for me to write books is still to fast draft them, so this is still the way to go for me.
- Write 2k a day Monday-Friday. This isn’t a hard rule, it’s more of a guideline. If I aim for about 2k words a day, then I can finish a book in a month. It’s not a hard rule, though, so as long as I achieve the previous goal, I’m happy.
- Write one short story a week. I always fail this, even though I love writing short stories. Well, this year that will hopefully change. I already have a short I need to write for Ghost Slayer, so that’s a fun way to get started.
- Finish editing A Study in Shifters, the first book in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes series (round four of edits, almost there!)
- Complete the first draft of The Sign of The Serpent, the second book in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes series.
- Work on edits for The Sign of The Serpent.
- Complete the first draft of the third book in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes series (no title yet).
- Keep up with blogging regularly, at least 2 times a week.
- Update my website with my new books and upcoming books.
Those are a lot of goals! Wow. I hope I get to complete them all. Did you set any writing goals (or other goals) for 2018?