2013 Goals: Beginning a New Cycle

Goals = Growth
I’m reblogging this post, which I shared with Dariel Raye on her blog, Musings of an Independent Artist. Click the link to visit her blog, where there is a giveaway, and info on goals by a dozen other writers.
Dariel asked me, “On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest, how would you rate the attainment of your writing goals in 2012? Did you have goals? What will you change for 2013?”
My answer: Looking back, I set five specific goals for 2012, and met only one of them. However, I give myself a 5. I met the first because I made it a top priority and worked at it daily. I set aside the second goal for other priorities. I abandoned the third and fourth because I found better plans to follow. I completely forgot about the fifth one because I didn’t go over my goals periodically, the way I have in previous years. I won’t make that mistake in 2013. I set a new set of objectives for 2013 back in December 2012, and have already accomplished two of them. I am tweaking the list, and will be adding back the item I had forgotten.
2013 is shaping up to be a successful year for me as a writer, a person, and as a wife, mother, and grandmother. For example, my husband and I are working through a workbook by Dr. Gary Chapman called The Five Love Languages, and together, we’re reading Life Code: New Rules for Winning in the Real World by Dr. Phil McGraw. Both of these are making a difference in our personal and professional relationships.
I have short stories scheduled in two anthologies so far, and expect to complete a long awaited sequel. I’m excited by the future I see.
Okay, shoe on the other foot. What are some of your goals this year?

Kayelle Allen is an award-winning, multi-published author. Her heroes and heroines include badass immortals, warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable–or hide it forever. She is known for unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.

About Kayelle Allen

Kayelle Allen did a tour in the US Navy, where she climbed around airplanes (on the ground of course) fixing black boxes that helped pilots find their way home. She wrote her first science fiction novel at 18, and to this day, it’s hidden under the bed, where she vows it will remain. Gems from it, though, launched several series in her galaxy-wide universe of stories. From childhood, Kayelle was the victim of an overactive imagination and inherited the Irish gift of gab from her mother. From her father, she got a healthy respect for mechanical things. No wonder she writes Science Fiction and Fantasy peopled with crazy androids, mythic heroes and warriors who purr.

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0 Responses to 2013 Goals: Beginning a New Cycle

  1. I did well last year. My goals were to get an agent and a contract. I did both, as well as start to build a platform. My goals this year are to write two books by June, continue building my platform and get my publisher to offer me a print contract.

    • Good job, Ella. Having specific, measurable goals makes a big difference. “Succeed” sounds great, but how would you know you’d done it? You’ve listed concrete steps to take. Perfect.

  2. I am writing 10 short stories and will publish them this year. I have one published. One with an editor and working on the third one. http://sharonleejohnson.com I will write- publish-promote 10 stories and at the end of the year I will combine them and make one book Me VS Zombies http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZBO6XQ

  3. ckcrouch says:

    I am trying, maybe too hard, to get a partial ready for submission. Had it critiqued by 3 people pretty much the same message from all of them but I can’t see it. I do but I don’t sigh.

    • Way to go! When you get critiques, if one person out of three hits on something — that’s just their opinion. If all three say the same thing — best to listen. Good luck with the story. Keep going, and don’t let anyone steal your dream.