Or, The Ubiquitous Goals for 2012 Post
I sat down yesterday and took a look at where I am on various projects right now, and tried to set a few attainable but challenging goals for myself. For
posterity acountability, here they are:
- Write 300,000 words of fiction (not all on the same project!)
- Fully commit to and complete NaNoWriMo 2012 (either a complete novella from scratch or 50,000 words on a novel, new or otherwise)
- Publish 4 new ebooks, at least one of them a full novel
- Keep better stat’s for my writing
I would love to have my word goal divided more or less evenly between the four quarters of the year. That would mean finishing my current novel-in-progress before April and the two related novelettes/novellas, along with any revisions and rewriting on the novel, by July. That would be a good start toward my goal, even if it would be a bit less than halfway by actual word counts (successful NaNoWriMo mitigates that!).
I think the important things for me to do are to keep track of both the big picture and the daily/weekly steps to get there. 300,000 is a big number…but it’s less than 1000 words per day if I write every day, or exactly 1000 if I write every weekday and one weekend day most weekends of the year.
So really the only thing I have to do is hammer out 1000 little words every day, and the goals meet themselves.
Anyone out there trying anything radically different in their goal-meeting approach this year? Let me know what goals all y’all are setting!