http://wannabepublished.blogspot.com/2009/12/writing-craft-set-meet-goals.html .The writing non-goal is still floating around in my head. How do I approach that this year? Do I make goals for my writing, or do I just let it happen as it may? (see above for "aim low" comment...) I found a great blog post today about specifically making and carrying out writing goals. You can find it at
I am thinking that rather than having no writing goals at all or going to the other extreme of naming my goal as "I'll write 3 picture book manuscripts this year", I'll take the post's idea of a daily/weekly word count goal and approach it that way. The manuscripts can be my secondary goal - what naturally flows out of the more general writing. But I realize that leaving it "out there" and ambiguous, I'll have no way to measure if I've really accomplished anything or not towards my craft.
So, there are a few ramblings about my New Year's endeavors. I can say that I have three clear goals for 2010- weight loss, online classes, and writing. Here's another great idea- you can email yourself your goals to be tucked safely away and emailed back to you on December 31st, 2010. Think mini-time capsule. Check it out here - http://www.anthonyfernando.com/2010/01/05/new-year-resolutions-with-a-twist/ . I think I'll go write myself a letter.