May 23 2017

52 Weeks of Writing Goals

I’m reading:
47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick
and using the exercises as blog post prompts.

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The next step is to break my goals down from the “end” to the next 52 weeks.

Current Writing End Goals

From the End Goals of an Author post.

  • To consider the feedback of two (already lined up) Beta Readers and then self-publish Fractions of Existence in 2017.
  • Self-publish Anah’s Story by March 20, 2018.
  • Find a way (emotionally, mentally) to complete the high fantasy short story.
  • Redo the longer version of the tribal story, then self-publish it in 2018.




May 28 – June 3 Prepare FoE for Betas.
June 4- June 10 prepare for WEP image of @JLenniDorner Google calendar set with goals
June 11- June 17 Prepare FoE for Betas.
June 18- June 24 Writing 6000 words of Anah’s Story.
June 25- July 1 Writing 6000 words of Anah’s Story.
July 2- July 8 Writing 6000 words of Anah’s Story.
July 9- July 15 Prepare story for STORYTIME BLOGHOP
July 16- July 22 Prepare story for STORYTIME BLOGHOP
July 23- July 29 Writing any more words for Anah’s Story.
July 30- Aug 5 prepare for WEP
Aug 6- Aug 12 FoE edits.
Aug 13- Aug 19 FoE edits.
Aug 20- Aug 26 BOUT OF BOOKS
Aug 27- Sept 2 Edit Anah’s story.
Sept 3- Sept 9 Edit Anah’s story.
Sept 10- Sept 16 Tackle TBR (guessing at the dates)
Sept 17- Sept 23 FoE final fixes and creation.

Sept 24- Sept 30 Publish FoE.

Oct 1- Oct 7 prepare for WEP
Oct 8- Oct 14 Prepare story for STORYTIME BLOGHOP
Oct 15- Oct 21 Prepare story for STORYTIME BLOGHOP
Oct 22- Oct 28 Prepare for Nano Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts
Oct 29- Nov 4 NANOWRIMO Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts
Nov 5- Nov 11 NANOWRIMO Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts
Nov 12- Nov 18 NANOWRIMO Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts
Nov 19- Nov 25 NANOWRIMO Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts
Nov 26- Dec 2 NANOWRIMO Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts
Dec 3- Dec 9 prepare for WEP
Dec 10- Dec 16
Dec 17- Dec 23
Dec 24- Dec 30 Edit Anah’s story.

2018

Dec 31- Jan 6 Get Anah’s story to Beta group.
Jan 7- Jan 13 BOUT OF BOOKS
Jan 14- Jan 20
Jan 21- Jan 27 Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts
Jan 28- Feb 3 Edit Anah’s story.
Feb 4- Feb 10 Edit Anah’s story.
Feb 11- Feb 17 Finalize Anah’s story stuff.
Feb 18- Feb 24 Prepare for the A to Z Challenge
Feb 25- March 3 Prepare for the A to Z Challenge
March 4- March 10 Prepare for the A to Z Challenge
March 11- March 17 Prepare for the A to Z Challenge
March 18- March 24 Prepare story for STORYTIME BLOGHOP

March 25- March 31 Publish Anah’s stroy.

April 1- April 7 A to Z Challenge
April 8- April 14 A to Z Challenge
April 15- April 21 A to Z Challenge
April 22- April 28 A to Z Challenge
April 29- May 5 A to Z Challenge
May 6- May 12 ~away~
May 13- May 19 BOUT OF BOOKS
May 20- May 26 Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts

I left myself three weeks of wiggle room in Dec/ Jan. I think that’s realistic.
I also get to give myself “win” stickers each week that I manage these goals. Stay tuned the last Friday of the month, every month, if you’re interested in my progress.

Have goals? Need encouragement? This blog hop is for you!

Have you ever written out your goals with a weekly breakdown?

2 comments

  1. Wow, that;s impressive! I’ve never seen anyone nail down their goals with such precision. It would be good to prepare for flexibility if priorities change, but yeah, all power to you. Good luck!
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    1. I wasn’t sure how to factor in the flexibility. So I just went with it. We’ll see how it goes.

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