01 March 2014

Monthly Goals - March 2014

For those who missed it back in January, I set up the writing goals I aim to accomplish in 2014. Right after writing that post, I then read Dean Wesley Smith's post about how to be successful at your writing goals.

One of those suggestions was to report in to someone, whether you miss your goals or accomplish them. So, I to report it to you, my loyal fans, bringing back my old habit of weekly goal-setting and reporting. In addition, I've decided that a set of monthly goals would also be good to do (since they'd end up being more "grand scheme" and would be easier to tie into the annual goals).

So, another month has gone by, and it's time to recap my results from my February goals.

1. Complete the final draft of Fallen - Completed
2. Complete the first draft of a new short story (estimated 2,000 words) - Completed "Just Rewards" with around 2,700 words)
3. Write 5,000 words on Resurrection - Not completed, only 1,800 words
4. Generate a new plot for another new short story - Completed
5. Create a print version of Seeker - Completed

Sadly, didn't get as much done as I would have liked. But Seeker should be out in paperback fairly soon, so hopefully folks will check it out. Motivation has been in the toilet this month, for various reasons, so I guess I should be glad that I accomplished as much as I did. But still, I'd like to get farther along.

Here are my goals for March:

1. Publish the print version of Seeker
2. Complete the first draft of a new short story (estimated 2,000 words)
3. Edit the final version of "Just Rewards"
4. Write 3,000 words on Resurrection

As always, I'll report my final results on the first of next month. In the meantime, check out my weekly goals postings to see how I'm progressing.

Here's to everyone striving to accomplish their writing goals for 2014!