Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year, New Goals

I started this list as a comment on SJDuvall's post Twenty Ten over at her blog, Forever Writing.

2010 Goals

1. Query Ivory – I want at least 200 rejections by the end of the year.
2. Finish first and second draft of either EIM or AF. Whichever I start working on, I have to finish.
3. Faithfully participate in Zette’s 2YN course over at Forward Motion for Writers.
4. Manage at least a 2.5 GPA this semester. I’m shooting for a 3.0, but I’m realistic, I’m not a great student.
5. I did have running a marathon on my list (next years Turkey Trot), but it’s now off the list. I have to get cleared to run before I can start working on that one. I could walk a marathon, but that’ll just take forever and I can’t imagine it would be all that fun.
6. Finish first draft of EIM or AF (whichever isn’t #2) Maybe NaNoWriMo?

I don't think these are in order of importance, except for the Ivory one. I've been taking WAY TOO LONG to get that manuscript out into the cold world of the slush pile.

How's Ivory doing now? Don't ask and you won't hear the bad news. Wait. I asked...crap. It's going slow. I knew it would. I need my husband to sleep in more often.

Hope you're all having wonderful holidays!


  1. I love number one! With those odds, how can you lose?

  2. Rejections prove you have been working. Go for it.

  3. Great list - And I sincerely hope you fail at getting 200 rejections (sell, sell!). ;-)

    Mmm...cupcakes. Happy New Year!

  4. Maybe you could write while your husband's asleep, then YOU sleep in.

    Great plans. Stick to 'em!

    Straight From Hel

  5. I hope you reach these awesome goals in twenty ten. With the exception of the rejections. I hope you get acceptance!!!!



  6. Great goals! I hope you get accepted before the magic 200 number. :)

  7. I stopped counting my rejection letters from agents, but at least some are reading the sections I send them and are offering constructive feedback. Eventually, someone will say yes. Best wishes for your success.

    Stephen Tremp