I’m Back… With a List?

(It’s been over two months and clicking on this keyboard feels unnatural after so many hours of hearing my pencil scratch.  It feels like a Twilight Zone episode.  Or something.  I feel guilty for being gone so long.  Forgive me, I’m rambling again.)

2016 Writing Goals

  1.  Finish the last 10,000 words of my book
  2. Get to the point where I’m posting thrice a week
  3. Work on/complete horror anthology
  4. Edit all my posts.  Again.
  5. Begin planning my long overdue series
  6. Write at least two short stories separate from the anthology
  7. Plot 1, 2, 3 books
  8. Start editing/rewriting my work in progress
  9. Read more
  10. Take up a non-writing hobby
  11. Write at least 500 words per day
  12. Complete this list
  13. Don’t freak out like I did last year
  14. Breathe

At first glance, it doesn’t look that bad, but when you throw in everything else, you know, life, it’s borderline insane.  Especially that last part.  How can I be expected to breathe with this load on top of me?  The truth is that I’m expecting a bit too much from myself and I know it.  However, I’ve had the list bouncing around my head for the past three years.  It’s been torturing me, and the stress has been hitting hard the last month and a half.  I’m sick of it.  Writing stuff down has worked in the past, so I tried it.

It works!

Of course, I’ll be needing a schedule of some kind, so I’ve decided to break the list down into quarterly goals.  (This was inspired by  Jenna Moreci’s Quarterly Writing Goals YouTube video.  If you’re in a rut, looking for writing advice, or browsing the internet, I recommend checking her channel out.  You won’t regret it.)   Since the first quarter is almost finished, I’m going to only plan for the next three.

April, May, and June: 1, 3, 5

July, August, September: 2, 7, 9, 10, 11

October, November, December: 4, 6, 8, 12

What are your writing goals for this year?  (Whatever they are, don’t forget to breathe.)

 Oh, yeah, I almost forgot.


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