2016 Writing Goals

I’m a big believer is setting short terms goals to accomplish your long term ones. I also think writing them down and sharing them can help me commit and keep myself accountable to them. 

Well, here goes nothing.

1. Read

That’s right. The best writers read. A lot. So I’m going to try to read 12 books this year. That’s one per month, I know! As I mentioned last time, I’m reading “Bird By Bird” this month.

2. Write

I know I can’t expect to write every day, but I’m going to try to find time to write privately for at least 30 minutes 3 times per week.

I’ll also try to post a blog here at least once per week in the “writing” category. I will be sharing other inspirational things but those won’t count towards the weekly goal.

3. Finish

You can’t really have goals without having some kind of end in mind, even if it’s small or short term. So I will try to finish a piece of short fiction by the end of the year to share with whoever is reading along.

4. Community

Accountability is so important to reach our goals because there will definitely be times when we’ll feel frustrated, discouraged, or both. I will try to find a support group for writers (or maybe I’ll start one?) to stay motivated when the going gets tough.

So I guess all that’s left is to start!