Back in December / January, I set out some writing goals, which I like to do so that I have a focus for my writing for the year.  Well, that hasn’t been as well received by me this year.  So I thought I would go back over the goals I set and see just what I have achieved / accomplished.

1.  Finish the bloody Gothic Novel – This I have achieved – yay, one for me!

2. Write three novels this year – evenly spaced out – March, June and September – OK, I have started the novel in April because March was Evil Editors Unite and I wanted to do a second edit on Medusa.  I have started writing, but haven’t done as much on my new novel as I would have liked.

3. Edit the three novels – May, August and November – OK, this ain’t going to happen until I have written the novel.  May is being too ambitious for the April Novel, so this will have to be revised.

4. Edit the twelve short stories accomplished in 2010 – In three months, I have edited one story… oops.  I did try to edit a second, but I didn’t have the full version on my laptop.  Will have to download it there so I can start on that.

5. Create twelve new short stories in 2011 – This has not happened yet!  It has taken me a while to get into 2011, but I intend to get some of these stories written.

Overall, I probably haven’t done too badly, but I certainly haven’t been as productive as I would like, and it isn’t because my goals are too tight or too much, it is more my lack of motivation, but since I have actually carried out a second edit on Medusa and started editing that bloody gothic novel, I think I have actually achieved a bit so far this year.  Now to crack the whip and keep going with the rest of the goals!

Writing Goals – Jan to March 2011
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2 thoughts on “Writing Goals – Jan to March 2011

  • April 18, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Revising goals is a great thing and don’t discount achieveing something just because it’s not on the original list. How about changing ‘Edit the three novels’ to ‘Edit 3 novels’ then you can include Medusa in that success. I’m sure you’ve learnt a whole lot in revising Medusa a second time, possibly more than you would have revising a first draft.

    • April 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Kerryn, and you are right, I shouldn’t be quite so rigid in my wording. I also have a gothic novel that I want to edit too! So from now on, I will word it to read Edit 3 novels.

      Also, I don’t give myself too hard a time for not completing something – just disappointed I didn’t do it in the time frame set. I do try and finish it though.


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