It is a new day, and a new year. Welcome 2018. A fresh start, but I’m not one for resolutions. I hate them in fact. I fail before I even begin. But planning and setting goals for my writing is something totally different.
What are your goals for 2018
in your writing?
Set a goal to right a chapter, for a page every week. Writing an article a month. Write some flash fiction. Set a goal to write something each month in 2018.
Write a Novel?
Maybe this is the year you start and finish that novel you’ve always dreamed about. Perhaps it’s time for the next one in the series. Maybe it is time to write two novels, or stretch and set a goal for three novels this year.
What Flash Fiction?
Change things up. Instead of lengthy novels, try some flash fiction to tighten your writing. Try an article for you neighborhood paper, or church publication. Try something new.
If you have a blog of your own, get a group of blogging friends together and guest write on each other’s blogs. Share your voice with an entirely new audience.
Attend a Conference?
Maybe it’s time to learn from those further along the writing career path than you. Maybe start with a local groups workshop. Try a larger conference, or a national conference. If conferences are the normal, pick a new one to attend this year. Find a one that is genre specific. There are conferences for Christian writers, romances writers, fantasy and mystery writers. Go where you haven’t gone before.
Writing is coming as easy as breathing, but the books aren’t selling. Time to focus on the skill of marketing. Advice abounds on how to get the books in front of readers. Try something. Branch out and try something new. Find how to get the best ROI (Return On Investment).
Take the next step and push that story. Or the next story. Published one book last year? Do two this year. Already released two in a year? Set a goal for publishing three this year.
What will your writing goal be this year? Choose one from my list, or two, or all of them. Perhaps there is a goal I missed.
And excite you a lot.