• Writing

    2019 Stretch Goals

    by I intended to announce the stretch goals as one-offs, as the regular goals were met or if the stretch goals began to look possible. I’m going to stick to that basic concept, but right now, I’ll admit publicly to the ones that fit the bill right now, all at once. Basically, if it looks like there’s time enough left in the year to achieve one of them, it’s in this post. And we’ll talk Stretch and Super Stretch goals. Currently Relevant Stretch Goals First draft of one additional novel. This is actually already complete. I’ve logged the first draft as complete on four novels so far this year. The…

  • Publishing,  Writing

    2019 Writing Goals Update

    by So we’re four months and a bit into 2019. I thought it might be worth touching base on this year’s goals. The writing year is going quite well for me, and I’m hoping for that to continue. Working for that to continue. It occurs to me I should maybe be looking at these goals quarterly to see how I’m doing. As if I don’t have an excel file tracking progress on all of my goals for the year, even the ones I haven’t made public. Still, a quarterly review might be good and help keep me on track. But this time out: Writing Goals Plotting of the four novels.…

  • Writing

    2019: The Writing Goals

    by I’ve spent the last five months getting my writing back on track, ramping up the editing of drafted material, and prepping for some indie, and hopefully professional, publishing in 2019. Rather than talk about specific projects, even if I’ve got them in mind, I’m going to keep the goals listing very general. I do have a habit of reforecasting and modifying my plans on a regular basis, so I’m going to establish benchmarks here instead of specifics. I’m building my writing Writing Goals Plotting of the four novels I hope to write in 2020. First draft of three novels. Three novels to final draft. 12 Short Stories, which will…