Writing Goals for the New Year

I never thought I’d get to the point where I’m writing every day and feeling good about it.  Three years ago all of my writing dreams were stuck in my head, banging around, desperate to get out.  When I finally took the step towards getting my MFA, I started to see those dreams come alive.

So, now that I’m in my second semester of the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Spalding University (also know as the best program on the planet) and perfecting my overactive imagination while honing in on what makes good writing, I like to pause and think of my writing goals this upcoming year.

1 – Read more.  Yes, I know these are writing goals, but reading more makes for better writing.  So, I will be reading much much much more.

2 – Study my Craft – I thought I knew everything there was to know, but I didn’t and I’m still learning thanks to my amazing mentor, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, who always cheers me on and finds my sick sense of humor kind of funny and probably kind of sick.

3 – Write.  Write More.  Write Often.  Write with Purpose.  I can’t say there is just one thing I want to write because there’s not.  I will journal, that’s a given.  I will craft pieces for a few new stories. I will even think about writing that book I’ve always wanted to.  You know, the daring one.  The one that will force me to take a risk.

So, those are my writing goals for 2013.  Not too shabby.  What about you?

What are your writing goals for 2013?

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