A new year brings a fresh start. And this year will be the first time I've ever set writing goals for a calendar year. I've thought about goals before, but never put them down on paper, which is something everyone, especially writers, should do.
So, here they are (in no particular order because they are all important):
1. To earn literary representation.
My first middle grade novel, Crossing Chalk, has been on submission for a while. I say "earn" because "gain" sounds like it's owed to me, when in reality, all writers "earn" their literary agents through the amount of blood, sweat, and tears they put into their manuscripts.
2. To complete my second middle grade novel.
I'm 50 pages into a novel that I'm calling Bird-Man Street. I like to have working titles. It makes me feel like I'm being watched. Yes. Watched. By the title itself.
3. To learn more.
When this is no longer a goal of mine, I will stop writing.
I plan on learning until I kick the bucket, which hopefully isn't soon.