Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Goals for 2018 LJ

Each year, I think about what I have accomplished and what I want to do next. I have a point system for encouraging progress. These are some of my goals for 2018:


* Actually look at this list of goals, at least once a month, before the end of the year in hopes of meeting more of them and not trying to cram in December.

* Place one new book-length project on the market, either by writing a book proposal or by writing a complete book manuscript.

* Experiment with self-publishing a chapbook in ebook and/or home-printed format.
draggon-flye.livejournal.com has volunteered to help with this.

* Finish compiling the manuscript for The Origami Mage collection. Add supporting materials as necessary. Submit completed manuscript to Hunt Press.

* Write at least 400 poems.

* Continue holding one Poetry Fishbowl per month.

* Collate at least three more poetic series into collection files.

* Create more supporting materials for poetic series as necessary, such as character cast lists or scientific notes.

* Supervise reorganization of the Polychrome Heroics material.

* Make more pages for individual threads in the Polychrome Heroics series.

* Launch at least one new poetic series.

* Sell at least one poem of 10 or fewer lines, eligible for the Dwarf Stars Award.

* Sell at least one poem of 50+ lines, eligible for the Rhysling Award long category.

* Finish at least one poem that was partly written and then abandoned.

* Participate in at least one bingo fest.

* Continue expanding my connections with intentional community; write at least one article for Communities magazine.

* Run the Rose & Bay Awards for 2017.

* Keep up with writing records better, updating at least weekly.

* Complete at least one significant outdoor project, such as replanting the forest garden to replace plants lost to drought.

* Go through closet to remove clothes that no longer fit, and take them to a charity.

* Keep track of my crowdfunding activity as the year goes on.

* Keep track of things I would like to receive as gifts.

* Teach at least one class.

* Fill in the blank: __________. This slot is left open because, during any given year, I usually pick up some "surprise" goals. This time I want to give myself credit for that.


What are some of your goals for 2018?

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