I’m seeing it in every group on Linkedin, in my Yahoo Groups writer’s Loops and at my meetings. Everyone is asking, ‘What are your writing goals for 2013?’ So I decided to write a blog on mine and open it up to you, my readers, to add yours.
As of today, Jan. 27, 2013, I am eleven chapters shy of finishing my set of edits and revisions. By the end of Feb. I plan to be ready to hand my manuscript over to a published author in my RWA chapter who will be doing a full critique and beta read on my psychological thriller, Gemini. I actually won this wonderful gift at our Christmas party in Dec. How cool is that?
In Feb. I’ll be taking three online writing courses given by RWA.
In March and April, I will be taking workshops on query letters, agent and publisher submissions and soon after that researching to whom to send the manuscript. During this time I’ll also be polishing and incorporating edits and revisions that were recommended.
While my novel is being critiqued, I’ll be starting the Prod Your Muse Project sponsored by my writer’s group. It begins March 1, and ends Dec. 20 at which time, I will have completed a 65,000 word novel if not more.
By June, I want to have my novel either presented or ready to be presented to agents or publishers who are in position to say yes to a contract. I also want to have a backup list of agents and traditional publishers that are welcoming submissions. This will be a lengthy process. I’ll be doing my homework.
In mid July, I’m going to the RWA national convention in Atlanta and I plan to schedule a pitch session with an agent or publisher and as many as I can schedule.
In 2013, I plan to reach PRO status, which is having at least 45,000 words of your manuscript requested by an agent or publisher. I also plan to have a contract for publication in 2013.
So there are my goals. What are yours?
Please respond in the comments, add your WRITER’S web site link and I’ll print your goals on the next blog.
To Courageous Writing,