#IWSG Setting Goals For A New Year

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We are well into this new year and I have yet to sit down and figure out my goals. Sickness and work craziness have delayed the process. Does anyone else out there feel that the later half of 2013 just flew by? I have no idea what happened to the fall of 2013.

As I sat down last night to pick my writing goals for this year, I realized I make my lists too long. I wanted to focus on a few things this year. I found a goal setting sheet on Pinterest that I liked and decided to follow it’s format.

Here are my writing goals for 2014:

My one WORD is:

Brave. I need to get out of my comfort zone and be brave in all aspects of writing.

WANT: What I really want for my writing in 2014 is..

I want to improve my writing skills. I want to be a better writer. My awesome critique group can help me with this as well as doing little exercises to make me better. And I guess critiquing others will help me to see patterns in writing and great examples as I read.

NEED: What I really need for my writing in 2014 is…

I need to focus. I really need to take back my time for writing. I know my kids will understand. I need to focus on doing what I love and what has always been a dream of mine.

SHARE: What I will share with my writing in 2014 is…

I need to share more of my experiences and research on my blog and with other writers on Facebook groups I belong to. I sometimes feel that because I have not published anything I don’t have a right to say anything about writing. I know now that is not true. I have been writing for a long time and I have a lot I’d like to say.

SUCCEED: What I will succeed at with my writing in 2014 is…

I want to succeed at finally publishing Letters For Ellie this year. It’s been pushed back a few times due to pregnancy sickness, sickness, and life. The new target month is to publish in August. This goal will be a huge success for me because I’ve had this idea for over four years now.

How do you set your writing goals each year? Or do you do it each month or every six months? What are your goals this year?

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2 Responses

  1. Leanne Ross says:

    I love this planning sheet that you found. It is so clear and easy to follow. For me, I have just a couple of writing goals. I want to revise the two rough drafts I have finished and then begin querying.

    Yours are so much more profound. I may need to rethink my short little list.

    Good Luck!

    Leanne ( http://readfaced.wordpress.com/ )

  1. January 2, 2015

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