Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Writing Goals

Writing goals can be fun or scary, depending on how you look at them. I kind of like them. They help keep me on track. Sometimes. But I do think you need to set yourself a goal. It can be how many words a day, week, or month. Or something on a broader scale like: I will finish the manuscript in 2012 and be ready to query. Writing goals mean you’re taking control of writing, turning it into something more than a hobby.

In 2011, I wrote 3 novellas and 6 novels. Yeah, that’s pretty much not happening again. I was like on writing crack or something. This year, I’m cutting back. Not on the amount of writing, but on the amount of novels. Probably… we shall see. 

My goal for 2012 is to wrap at the Covenant Series by writing the last book in the series, finish my adult series (which releases in the Fall under pen name JL Rogers), and finish writing Opal (Book 3 in Lux Series).  I think I’d like to write 1 more book during this. So that’s 4 books. Or I’ll write 3 books and 1 novella. 

So that’s my goals. What’s yours?


  1. I love the concept of setting writing goals to treat it as more than just a hobby. The problem is finding realistic ones. Full-time job + 3 kids = no time for Mama.

    My goals, then, will seem small. I'm going to write at least 1000 words a week (I know, I know, that's not so much. But if I can find a few hours a week to just sit and work on my novel that's a lot. If I can get through 1000 words a week, then I will likely get through more than that. When I start writing it just flows out -- at least until I reach the end of what I have figured out for the direction of the book. I fear the wall is not too far in my future. Trying not to think of that); additionally, I will get my picture book sold. I know, the latter is a pretty big goal. But I have faith in my story!

    Also, to satisfy Stephen King's statement about needing to read a lot in order to be a writer, I will suck down books like they are candy. :-)

    On a side note, despite the fact that I rarely comment, I always read the Tangled blogs and find them VERY helpful and inspirational! So thank you to all of you :-)

    1. Your goal is not small. That's why goals are good--because any time you're doing them then you're succeeding. 1,000 words a week--awesome. Good luck!!!

      And thank you for your comment. It's very encouraging to all of us to know that you're reading our posts and enjoying!! Yay!