Friday, January 1, 2010

January Goalsies

Welcome to the new year! I'm actually typing this up ahead of time (something I rarely do!) so technically I'm broadcasting from the past! OooOOoohhh creepy.

Anyway, onto the good stuff. My monthly goals for January.

1. Write 25K words on any project(s)
(This encourages the 1K/day ideal, but also allows some leeway in case I get busy)

2. Of the 25K total, write at least 5K on Blood Ties
(Because I really need to finish it, despite all the shiny new ideas calling my name)

3. Write 10 blog posts this month
(This totally counts as #1)

4. Read 8 books
(At least one off this list, and at least one off this list)

Current projects and starting word counts:
Blood Ties @ 61,295
Temper @ 10,601

That was easy. Nice, short list, but still plenty to keep me busy! Of course, later on this year I'll have much longer goal lists. Once I start juggling several other projects-- one to write on, one to revise, one to query, etc. So this month I'm taking it pretty easy. See, I kinda want to succeed, and I figured pushing myself like crazy right away wouldn't help that much.

What are your writing/reading goals this month?


  1. These are my goals:

    - write.
    - read.
    - edit.

    I figure its fail-proof.

    Good luck with your goals.

  2. Good luck with your goals! I think they all sound great. I like that you do monthly goals, funny thing is that I just decided earlier today to do monthly goals instead of ones for the year!