It’s Blog Chain time again. It feels like forever since I have done one of these. Bonnie (BJ) started this chain with her particularly appropriate question:
What are your writing resolutions for the year 2010?
Told ya it was perfect.
So, writing goals huh…
I am a person who seldom writes goals. Don’t get me wrong, I set goals that are daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and so forth. But it has been a long time since I committed those goals to writing. Oh, I know, you are ALWAYS supposed to commit them to writing. But I typically don’t. I remember them, work on them, tweek them as needed. And I am typically pretty successful at accomplishing what I set out to do (it pays to be very stubborn sometimes). But I don’t write them.
Until now. Thanks to Bonnie, I’m writing down my writerly goals for 2010.
Last year I found an agent and a home for Emotionally Intense. This year I would like to continue with my agent and find homes for the other two nonfiction projects I am working on.
In fiction-land, things are not as far a long. As I said earlier this week, I have managed to finish a novel that I actually think could find a home in the current marketplace (I have two other shelved novels that need serious rewrites). Now its a matter of finding a home for it. That is my big goal this year – finding a home for my YA fiction.
As for other writerly things…
I want to attend at least one conference, maybe more.
I want to connect with a local writer’s group that actually meets in my town.
I want to work on the craft of writing by writing something everyday. I used to do a lot of writing exercises, and it is time to get back to some of those.
I think that sums it up for me. I have been very blessed over the course of 2009. I hope 2010 is equally amazing!
Next round, the fabulous Kate will be returning from maternity leave. I am excited to have her back and hear all about her life.