Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Writing goals for 2012

Usually toward the end of a year, or at the start of a new year, I do a post about my writing goals for the upcoming year. I also usually look back at the past year, and decide whether or not I reached my goals for that year.

For whatever reason, probably my mood, I did not do such a post last year. But this year I'm going to.

First, did I reach my writing goals for 2011? As I had no specific goals, well, yeah, I must have met them. I completed a novel, a couple of novellas, a novelette, a half dozen or so short stories, etc. And then there was all the blogging and guest blogging I did this year.

So, I'm relatively pleased with 2011.

What about 2012?

I would like my output to be more than 2011. I wrote about 300,000 words of new fiction in 2011, but only 117,000 of that was for a novel, Ghosts of the Asylum. I'd like to have at least three new novels available by the end of 2012, and truth be told, I'd like to have five or six new novels available (but I don't think that's going to happen).

More than anything, I want to work on my total word output. That means putting my nose to the grindstone and writing, writing, writing. Fiction, that is. Seems I'm always writing, but I want to be writing more fiction.

I'll work on it. Not making any promises, but I have a few ideas to make myself more productive, and I hope some of them will work.

Gotta go. There's a new novel that needs some writing work done on it.

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Unfortunately for me, I'm largley going to have to "write" off the first four and a half months of 2012. School is going to be a bitch this year and I'm not expecting to get much done. I'm hoping summer will be really productive though.

David J. West said...

I hear you Ty, I didn't accomplish near what I hoped for this year but I'm gunning to get a lot out there for 2012.

ResAliens said...

Write on!

Keith said...

I didn't accomplish anywhere near what I wanted to, but on the other hand I accomplished some writing projects I didn't expect to undertake. Good luck on your goals. I hope to see more novels from you before the year is out.