I got together with some writer friends yesterday. It was our first meeting of the new year, and Marina Adair had the great idea to have everyone state their writing goals for 2012. Now, I’m not typically one for making New Year’s resolutions. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t need an event or a reason to make a change or to set a goal. (Have to lose 10 pounds? Why wait? Let’s start now!) Needless to say, I’m pretty self-motivated, but there’s actually something wonderful about setting goals within a group of like-minded people. I’ve found that hearing what others believe they can achieve helps me to push myself a little more. Plus, I’d actually given my writing goals some thought, so I wasn’t taken by surprise.
My primary goal is to finish up the Star Harbor series. This means finalizing edits of DEEP AUTUMN HEAT, turning in BLAZE OF WINTER to my editor (already done!) and completing books 3 and 4 in the series. I’m also gunning to begin my next series, and have made it a personal goal to complete at least one additional book unrelated to Star Harbor this year.
Three full books, plus loads of editing on two (maybe more) others? To some this may sound like cakewalk, but with my busy schedule, I think it’ll be tight, but doable.
What about you? What are your goals (writing or otherwise) for 2012?