I know it's a bit late in the month but here, as promised, are my 2017 writing goals. Next week, I shall be taking them along with me in my little 'Goals' book, to see if writing chum, Tracy Fells, likes the look of them. If she doesn't, I won't buy the teacakes.
No more procrastinating then. Let's see what I shall be up to this year. Hopefully I shall:
- complete at least 50,000 words of my new novel by the end of August, for critique by the RNA New Writers' Scheme reader.
- write the outline and first chapters to send to my agent before the end of February.
- write and submit at least two short magazine stories each month.
- attend the RNA conference in July.
Oh, and there's one more important one... to be brave!
I'm hoping that these are manageable targets but I know how life has a habit of getting in the way and I may have to change some of my expectations. If this happens, I've promised myself I won't stress about it.
Interestingly, I notice that this year's goals are practically the same as last years!
In other news, I have a story in the latest People's Friend Special. The inspiration was the lovely illustration they sent me. I couldn't resist writing it, though it made me a little sad too as it's about a woman in her sixties who is showing signs of dementia.
I hope you'll join me next week as I have a fabulous guest... best selling psychological suspense writer Louise Jensen.