View Full Version : January 2005 Goals

12-28-2004, 11:59 PM
It's a new year....almost heh...whoo-hoo !! :lol
I hope everyone is ready with their goals.

Here are mine:

:D Begin work on my poetry book (hopefully ready to submit by June or July, after we've moved)

:D Write as many good articles as I can and submit them

:D Try my hand at some short stories

:D Continue writing greeting card verse

May this new year of writing bring happiness and success to each and every one of you ! Good luck :D

12-30-2004, 10:30 PM
Good for you, Arisa!

Just because I still haven't got a word processing program, I'm not deterred. I hand-wrote 30 pages of my manuscript so I'll have chapters to send my agent. I'll type it up soon as I get the program.


12-31-2004, 12:03 AM
Good for you Tri
I always handwrite my work before typing it out.
I did write a novelette once but typed it out from the beginning. Hmm...I should that about sending that story out again hehe.

12-31-2004, 11:41 AM
My goals are the same as before. But more structured. I wish to write ten chapters of the sequel. Maybe a little on the Alt. History.

Get a job. The insurance company and I parted ways. Technically, I quit. But I would have been fired anyway. I was only making 100 dollars a week.


01-01-2005, 12:11 AM
Good luck David ! :D

01-03-2005, 07:02 PM
Good luck, April, Chris and David.

I have lots of short-term goals for this year, but my biggest long-term goal is to make enough money from my writing to take my kids to Disneyland/Sea World/Universal Studios. I'm counting on you all to nag-ahem-encourage me, and I promise to give you a swift kick-er, hug- whenever you need one.

Thanks for being here, now let's make this a great year!



01-03-2005, 11:45 PM

What a sweet long term goal. I wish you lots and lots of luck ! :D

Okay, today I finally getting back into SERIOUS writing. It's been tough to get out of vacation mode, but today should be much better.

The Knowing Skull
01-03-2005, 11:50 PM
My goals this month are to submit my children's book to several publishers, submit my science fiction farce to more publishers than heretofore submitted to, finish a zombie story, and finish my next children's book. Hopefully, start another project by the end of the month!

01-08-2005, 07:07 PM
Thanks, April!

I'm so excited for everyone here! Check in from time to time, folks, and let us know how things are shaping up.



01-09-2005, 11:53 AM
Gak! Thirty pages of sample chapter, eight book proposal overview, seventeen, chapter outline, and the table of contents--hand written. Now to type this mess and shoot to Mr. Agent. Whew. Start chapter three!


01-11-2005, 11:24 PM
Good luck Tri !

Well, I am working hard on my goals and actually doing quite well with no issues.

One thing came up, I got a "good" idea for a non-fiction book. I just had to begin work on it so I am organizing myself well between the two books, and since I can't submit any books until after June (when we move) I have time...well 4.5 months but that's a while. :) If my second book idea keeps going in Feb I will decide it's a serious idea :b

Sailor Kenshin
01-13-2005, 03:19 AM
Tri and Arisa, I always hand-write my first drafts. (I like pens and paper, what can I say?)

My goals this year are to get back to circulating my manuscripts.

01-13-2005, 11:46 PM
Good Luck Sailor !

01-24-2005, 01:29 PM
Write my book I;ve been putting off. I started (even though it was only very little) last year and want to get it done this year.

01-24-2005, 03:44 PM
Well, good luck, Coco! And welcome to AW! Glad to have you join us on the Goals board. Check in and let us know how it's going.



01-27-2005, 05:20 AM
I think I have a lot of goals this year. It will be challenging to accomplish all of these, but they seem do-able.

1) Finish editing the novel I wrote in November and send it out to publishers.

2) Write the first draft of two more novels, one in May and the other in November.

3) Edit the novel I write in May and send it out to publishers.

4) Continue working on a short story collection that I have started to write.

And yes, I am new here. Hi everybody! :)


01-27-2005, 06:31 AM
Welcome again Robert !
Glad you found our little corner of the cooler

And good luck on your goals, keep us up to date okay ?:D

01-28-2005, 03:54 PM
Welcome, Robert!

Great set of goals--good luck, and keep us posted!



01-28-2005, 09:04 PM
Melina, you doll! What a selfless act of kindness toward your kids. I'll be sure to give you a swift hug, how's that. I WILL you to succeed, in fact, you will, you will, you will succeed.


02-04-2005, 08:13 PM
Aaaaaawwwwww! Thanks, Chris! It really means a lot to have your support. It's February now, and I've got a couple of queries circulating. Guess I'll have to pick up the pace if I'm gonna get anywhere with this thing...See ya on the February thread!