Thursday, December 23, 2010

2011 Goals

The longer post explaining these goals is at Intentionally Left Blank: 2011 Goals

Write 182,500 fictional words between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011
  • Specific: Write at least 500 words every day
  • Measurable: Post the weekly total every Saturday at DUF using the Writertopia progress bar
    • Keep track of daily progress with a marathon spreadsheet
  • Action-oriented: Finish Stellar Gift of Death by March 20, 2011
    • Finish a 5000-word short story for Triangulation submission by March 31, 2011
    • Finish steampunk mystery
    • Finish another story in the Piper of Shadows universe
    • Finish the "Blue Man on the Porch"
  • Realistic: Finish four original stories before any fanfiction
  • Trackable/Time-based: Each story has a marathon tracker of its own, and metrics are posted daily at DUF
Submit enough stories to get rid of the anxiety over it
  • Specific: Submit to six markets by Dec. 31, 2011
  • Measurable: Find a tracking method that I can update without fuss.
  • Action-oriented: Look for 12 markets
  • Realistic: Send out at least one story in February, April, June, August, October, and December
    • Have conversations with the Fear Monger; it helps
  • Trackable/Time-based: Honestly note the anxiety over each submission on tracking method