2018 Writing Goals

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Jedi Knight Muse

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2018 Writing Goals
« on: December 30, 2017, 11:47:12 PM »
What are your 2018 writing goals?
For me:
-Finish editing Storms of Magic based on first round of beta reading comments.
-Rewrite/add onto the story as necessary. Get more beta reading comments. Make more edits. Etc etc until whenever it's finally ready? o___o
-Start outlining and writing a sequel.
-Do more world building and flesh it out.
-Figure out whether or not to do traditional or self publishing. Start the process for whichever.
-At the very LEAST, get a few printed copies of it through Lulu or Createspace to give as Christmas presents by next Christmas, even if it's not a finalized copy of the book.
-Start figuring more out for Alana's story and actually write it.
-Actually finish NaNoWriMo, whether it's for Camp or the official event.
-Find a contest (like one of the Writer's Digest ones or something) to submit something to.

I think that's all for -writing- goals.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 11:53:40 PM by Jedi Knight Muse »
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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 03:28:49 AM »
My goals are fairly simple.

Finish this novel.
Get back to work on the prequel.

I suppose "start posting this novel" would also count, although it may not be feasible for 2018, call it a stretch goal, if you will. It's going to need heavy editing, mostly in the conlang and detail verification departments (aka making sure that backstory events don't jump years and that peoples' eyes don't mysteriously change color without explanation), and it is long, 450k easily. The intention is to post it as a serial, rather than all at once, but because of the editing, in particular the conlang, I'm finishing the writing and editing before I start posting.

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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 08:01:06 AM »
- Write 1000 words a day on one of my current projects.
- Have my first novel completed to an acceptable standard by the end of the year.
- Try to respond to 3 prompts per week

My overall aim is really to try and get back into the habit of writing regularly again, and switching off that annoying little voice in my head who likes to over-analyse everything.

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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 08:35:52 AM »
My goal is to write at least 3,000 words each month. It can either be a short story or part of a novel. And if it's a novel, aim to finish it.
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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 01:24:46 PM »
Making writing a regular habit is my most important goal. I still have to figure out a goal that's low enough to be reachable, but high enough to be challenging. I have some chronic health issues, with regular ups and downs, so I probably need flexible goals.

And I want to finish and edit the first draft of my current project, get feedback from beta readers and my writing group, and make more edits. Then I plan to send it out to a honorary editor, since I can't afford to pay one, and get professional feedback on one chapter (since they edit for free, they only edit a few pages). And get the manusript ready for self-pubbing by the end of 2018.
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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 01:42:35 PM »
Publishing 4 novels (one of which needs to be finished first...the others only edited).
Being more active on my RPGs, and especially promoting the one just launched today.




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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 11:33:49 PM »
  • Stick with something.
  • Finish it.
  • Write every day.

I really wish I had better goals than that, but for now.....

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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 12:49:45 AM »
1. Try to write every day. I'm more interested in consistency than word count this year.

2. Finish the second novel of my fantasy trilogy, which I totally failed to do during NaNo.

3. Finish the final edit on the first novel of the trilogy.

4. Launch my web serial (not fantasy, sadly) and hopefully get some readers.

5. Submit at least one short story a month for publication.

Yeah, that's it. Past experience has taught me that this is about as ambitious as I can get.
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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 09:38:07 AM »
1. Write, edit, and submit for a flash fiction anthology (or do 2 pieces if I am feeling extra lucky)
2. Find places I can submit my short story for publication ~preferably in the UK first~ (as I should have my rights back from it being on Books&Quills now)
3. Somehow work on my novel which is a giant ball of mess which I hate (again) and have no idea how to work it out
4. Do Nano again and kick its butt

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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 04:47:43 PM »
4. Launch my web serial (not fantasy, sadly) and hopefully get some readers.

So there's this phone app called Radish that specializes in serialized fiction. They're picky--if you're terrible at writing they won't take you, so you won't lose any potential audience because they're turned off by the poor quality of others. Apparently one of their biggest success stories made $13,000 in a month.

I mean, it's not your own website, but I thought you might like to know it existed as an option? I've just been having a lot of fun reading from it. :)

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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 06:01:59 PM »
I'll take a look at that, thanks! I'm not that picky about sites; my current site is just a free Wordpress blog anyway.
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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 05:29:28 PM »
  • Write regularly - definitely not every day and don't know if I can commit to weekly, but I like the sound of a monthly word count
  • Finish my 2017 NaNo no matter how bad it gets!!
  • Read more so I get more inspiration
  • Do NaNo again - definitely November but maybe a Camp as well this year?

I think that's enough. (:

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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 02:38:36 AM »
I've got a fairly simple goal for this year:

Finish the first draft of Tigerhall

Hopefully i can finish that draft early enough, that i can still start another project this year (maybe for NaNo). I mean i'm only missing around 50k words for my minimal goal of 80k, that should be doable in half a year.
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Re: 2018 Writing Goals
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2018, 03:24:04 PM »
I'm currently revising my Witches of Texas story, so my main goal is to finish revisions, finish editing, get some feedback from beta readers, and then publish before the year is out.  Originally I had a pretty tight schedule I mapped out, but illness and work kind of knocked me off track last month.

Other goals are:
  • Blog at least once a week
  • Write second book draft in the fall, probably for NaNo
  • and read more books

I'm behind in pretty much all areas, but I keep trying, that's the main thing.