In the spirit of being accountable, I’ve divided up my goals for the year into a few categories: Must Do, Want To Do, and Might Do.
Edit MONSTROUS (there’s no question that this is the highest priority this year!) Write second book (hopefully a companion novel to MONSTROUS) Make more connections, specifically ones that will be helpful when my book debuts such as local libraries, schools, and bookstores. I’ve already gotten started–my husband’s cousin is a teacher in local Boston area middle school and she wants me to do a school visit when MONSTROUS comes out. Yay for head starts!
WANT TO DO:
- Finish revising CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE CYBORG and get it to a point where it’s submission ready
- Revise TWIN DAGGERS
- Revise second book
Write that somewhat secret novella project bouncing around in my brain that I should probably mention to my agent…
- Blog more, both on this blog, From the Write Angle, and now the OneFourKidLit blog. I had a hard time keeping up with blogging in 2012, but I enjoy it and I really do want to do better this year.
- Finish draft of DEVIL IN THE DRAWING ROOM and revise it
Write another first draft of one of the many project ideas I’ve been hoarding
Yes, this is a wee bit ambitious. I know I likely won’t end up meeting all these goals, but I feel confident that I can definitely complete the Must Dos, and hopefully at least a couple of the Want To Dos. And who knows? Maybe I’ll surprise myself and complete more of them that I expect!
So, what do you hope to accomplish this year? Share your goals in the comments!