2012 Writing Goals

I can’t believe 2012 is here. Seems unreal, and I’m not sure why. The end of the world? Or perhaps the start of something big?

I have been more organized with my writing lately by keeping better track of my submissions, rejections, acceptances, publishing goals, WIP, word count, etc. Last year, I wrote around 185,000 words. It sounds like a lot, but when I look at what I’ve pushed out into the market, I know I can and need to do better if I want my writing to transcend the ‘hobby’ label. I am making the necessary changes to better my craft, which has given me an extra burst of motivation.

I have two books in progress, “Wicked Tempest” and “Girl Gone.” “Wicked Tempest” is the sequel to “Grave Echoes,” and hopefully I can finish it this year. It will also be around 95K. “Girl Gone” is my werewolf novella. I’ve finished the first draft, and because it will only be around 30K, I plan on publishing that this year too, along with several short stories (W1S1-Weekly).

Good luck with your writing goals.

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3 thoughts on “2012 Writing Goals

  1. I love Rachel's post. I've doubled my word count this week. Hmmm,goals, goal. Nothing yet. I don't want to do the same as last year, although it was a good one: 4 subs to the pro press a week. Yes, a week. I'll probably do it again this year. I'm trying to think of a quality improvement goal that I'm going to stick to, and I can measure.

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  2. I'd be lucky if I could get my daily wordcount above 1K. My 2012 goal is to continue with Write1Sub1 but drop from weekly to monthly so I can devote more time to novel-length projects.And speaking of W1S1…You should think about joining us.

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  3. Wow EC, you have been so prolific but not only that at such a high level of quality to. I must admit my own motivation, particularly on the fiction end has really waned this year – so congrats to you and keep it up – we'll be seeing your name on the best sellers list soon!

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