Sunday, 2 December 2007

Setting goals

I've given some thought this week to what I want from my writing in 2008. I've come up with a couple of things but one of the things I have to be realistic about the amount of time that I will be able to give to writing. Unless I win the lottery sometime soon or get a call from an editor who thinks that they made a mistake by turning down my novel I'll be earning my living from a full time job. That has to come first of course (unfortunately.) Then there are my family commitments.
I don't want you to think that I'm making excuses already because honestly I'm not. I'm trying to be realistic so that I don't set myself unachievable goals. There would be nothing more disheartening fo rme as a writer if I felt like a failure because I'd set my goals to low. On the other hand though I don't want to set them too low either.
I think I need to give it more thought.
Watch this space.


Maddie Moon said...

Good luck with your writing goals for 2008. I think it's good to have a plan, it helps to make you a little more focussed on what you should, or want to, be doing. As you say, you don't want to be unrealistic in setting goals, but it's so satisfying when you get to strike at least one item off the list.

BTW, have you had your copy of Fast Fiction Summer Issue yet? I enjoyed your story!

Gonna be a writer said...

I haven't had my copy of Fast Fiction yet Maddie but I'm glad you enjoyed it.