I want to have at least 6 short stories published in literary magazines in 2013. I’ll use a pseudonym which I won’t disclose at this time.
How will I accomplish that? I already have a number of stories out & will send out more in January.
I want to finish up my set of linked stories and make at least one strong editing pass through it.
Plan? I’ll find a friend to hold me to it and a strong critique partner to give me feedback.
I want to make good headway on a creative nonfiction project which I hope to eventually shop around to literary presses.
How? This one is still at concept stage to a small degree, so will probably have to be dealt with on my own. This is a favorite project because I conceived it a week or two after my concussion in August. I had to think of something to do when I was barred from doing so much.
I want to finish up a co-authored manuscript of speculative fiction.
Plan? Working on that off and on w/author through whatever communication means available to us at the time – online, Skype, in person. Shared Google docs work well for things like that.
I have other irons in the fire, but those are most important to me. I’d love for some of you to hold me accountable for them, reminding me on occasion of my promise to myself.
Now. Tell me about yours. Go into as little or as much detail as possible. Maybe I can construct a follow-up post in a few months and we can see how we’re doing.
Goals? And how will you accomplish them?
Yours, lovingly with all my heart,
P.S. That’s how Anne Shirley often ended her letters to Gilbert, Marilla & Matthew, or close friends. :)