Last year was an interesting year for me. I took a few writing classes. Participated in NaNoWriMo and wrote a novel. Made some great on-line friends and learned more about writing than I could sum up in one blog post. I’m excited about 2010 and the possibilities for growth.
I’m a couple of weeks late writing this list but better late then never.
1. Finish editing my current manuscript
2. Take at least two more on-line writing classes
3. First, organize my home work space for more efficiency
4. Later, (after August) create a new, quieter and more private work space somewhere in the house away from the general living space
5. Write down my story ideas right away instead of letting them fade away into nothingness
6. Finish reading the following books
- Plot and Structure by: James Scott Bell
- Dialogue by: Gloria Kempton
- Conflict, Action & Suspense by: William Noble
- A Natural History of the Senses by: Diane Ackerman
(These are all books I’ve started but never finished.)
7. Get off the Jennifer Crusie crack pipe and read something outside my genre. Here is a list of books on my list:
- Crazy For The Storm by Norman Ollenstad
- This Is Where I Leave You by: Jonathan Tropper
- The Art of Racing In The Rain by: Garth Stein
- Heart in the Right Place by: Carolyn Jourdon
- Crime and Punishment by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (unless someone wants to recommend something different by Dostoyevsky)
8. Write more short stories and essays – quality short stories and essays – no playing around this time!
I think that’s if for writing goals. I have many personal goals and work goals too but I won’t bore you with those.