This past year I crossed a big goal off my list when I submitted my Emma’s Outlaw manuscript to a literary agent as well as the editor of a publishing house. I accomplished this goal in mid-Nov and now it’s a waiting game.
My immediate goal is use the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) NovelTrack to finish my current project by the end of January. Much like National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and Book-in-a-Month (BIAW), NovelTrack is an on-line community where writers keep of track with their word count totals and get encouragement from other writers. It makes me accountable.
My goal for NovelTrack is to write 2,000 words of my Mountie story each day for a total of 60,000 words by the end of January.
My writing goals/resolutions for the year 2011 are to:
- Submit my Mountie story to Love Inspired Historical
- Actively seek a literary agent
- Apply the requested revisions to my Marry Me Ma’am manuscript and re-submit to The Wild Rose Press
- Write Book 2 (about Emma’s brother) in my Wild Wyoming series
This year I won’t be entering any contests unless there’s a specific final judge I wish to get my work in front of and that’s the only way to catch his/her attention.
Another goal I’d like to accomplish is to finish my website as a companion to this blog. I’ve had the website in place for a year now and other than offering daily horse wisdom (which I have linked in), I haven’t done anything with it. I’d really like to change that.
I’m hoping to attend the ACFW conference in St Louis this Sept. I’d also like to attend the Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference in New York at the end of June but at this point it’s a long shot.
Those are my writing goals for this coming year. Personally, I’m going to continue my weight loss. I managed to lose 53 lbs in 2010 by making lifestyle changes such as healthier eating. This year I’m going to add an exercise routine to my schedule to continue my weight loss program.
Happy 2011. May God bless you in the coming year.
And what about you? What would you like to accomplish in 2011?