In case you can’t tell, I enjoy setting goals. Now that I’ve found a decent balance with reality, that is.
So with another new year rolling around, I’m making a new set of goals for myself!
Travel (because there will always and forever be travel goals of some sort): New York City and World Fantasy Con in upstate NY. These will be two separate trips. Once again, I don’t know if I’ll make it to ReaderCon, but I do definitely want to get in some Boston-area visiting.
I want to change my hair color, start learning Korean, and do home-y/nesting type things like build a deck and paint some rooms. There’s a recipe I want to learn and an art class I want to take with my grandmother. I want to have enough sewing lessons with my grandmother that I’m comfortable making simple clothing.
This year, I want to make more gifts than I buy.
I plan to audition for at least two shows and to create a spreadsheet to track which stories I’ve sent out for submission where. 2014 I focused on writing output with finishing drafts of two novels and three short stories. In 2015, I’m focusing on the next part of the process: submissions. The goal is to submit three stories to at least two publications each (response times permitting).
Six submissions may not sound like a lot, but for me it is. 2014 was my most submission-heavy year so far with four. I do not count my story in the What Follows anthology or the story that went in The Word Count Podcast, since those were closer to solicitations.
Also: READ MORE. My reading list for the year is less than impressive.
Beyond that, I’ll see where this year takes me! Do you have any plans or goals for 2015?