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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Goals for the Year - A Review of 2016

Well, I forgot to write down my goals for 2018. It's kind of weird, because I definitely had them. I searched around on my computer and found a document of goals from 2016. So let's take a look at that list.

2016 Goals


  • Finish Stalkers
  • Finish a really good personal essay. Get it published.
  • Get an agent.
  • Get some new publication clips.
  • Complete NaNoWriMo 2016.
  • Have a new novel to pitch at conferences.
  • Sell/publish another children’s fiction piece.
  • Sell/publish children’s non-fiction piece.
  • Attend a new writing conference.
  • Increase school visits.
  • Get/keep two steady freelance clients.
  • Read all the Newbery award books. 
  • Read 100 books (again).
  • Run CUCB.
  • Run Pgh Marathon Relay.
  • Try some new races.
  • Run a sub 7:00 mile.
  • Continue to work for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.
  • Do a gleaning activity for GPCFB.

Well, I haven't finished Stalkers yet. Or gotten a really good personal essay published. I don't have an agent.
I do have some new publication clips. 
I've sort of stopped worrying about NaNo, but I don't see that as a problem. I've finished novels without it being NaNo. 
I have 2 novels to pitch at conferences now and I'm working on my third. 
I've sold and published many more fiction and non-fiction stories so that a CHECK.
I did attend a new conference this year. Yay!
I haven't done school visits beyond my own kids' schools, but that's OK. I have also worked with two clients in 2017 and 2018. So that's nice. 
I'm still slogging through Newberys and I've read 100 books. 
I've done the CUCB, no new races, no relay this year, and no sub 7 mile. 
I've stayed with Moms and I'm proud of it. I haven't done the gleaning activity. 

2019 Goals
I have some ideas for 2019. I'm thinking about a race a month. I want to finish the novel I'm working on. I plan to do some more educational writing, so put that on the list! 

I'll probably make an official list at some point. 

Do you make a list of goals for the year? 

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