Writing goals for 2010

I first started down this path as a professional writer at the end of 2005, which means that November 2010 will represent the fifth year since I quit my well-paying, full-time job to do this crazy thing. Along the way, there have been a few detours, including several stints of having to work full-time and committing myself to getting a bachelors degree in creative writing. As a result, November 201o will also represent the end of my first quarter at Wright State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.

Beyond the education aspect of writing, I also want to get more fully into the swing of finishing. To that end, I have three goals for 2010:

  • I want to have the next draft of my novel, The Eagle Stone, complete enough to start fencing it to agents by the end of the year.
  • I want to build a portfolio of short stories deep enough that I can have one to submit each month by the end of the year.
  • I want to commit myself to writing at least 2,000 words a day.

I have some other writing projects going on as well, but for the time being, they will remain secrets. Stay tuned for what they might be.