Tuesday, January 21

Goal Shot

January is almost over.

How are your resolutions?


Did you make any? I did. A few. Some personal, that are just for me. But a few writing ones that I can share. At the top of my calendar I wrote down what I want to accomplish this year:


1. Single Title called Longshot
2. A short manuscript geared toward HQ-Intrigue (yeah, again)
3.  The next in the Callahan series tentatively titled What A Man Is...
4. My older woman/younger man story
5. A novella


Is this doable?


I think so...last year, I completed Vaquero (Branded), Promise Me Eden, Ride A Falling Star and The two Brides of Black Mountain novellas...about the same exact word count as above.


I have two weeks as my deadline to finish Longshot. I better get on it...but before I go, anyone else want to lay down their goals here?







23 comments:

  1. So far I'm about a week ahead of my deadlines. I hope to keep it that way. Good luck, D'Ann!! tweeted.

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  2. I'm waiting on others (like beta readers) so I'm about a week behind on my goals. Awesome goals, D'Ann. Tweeted.

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  3. D'Ann, your goals are for sure doable. My goal for 2014 is finish the rough draft of my current novel, edit, etc, etc, and publish by the end of summer.

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  4. Love your goals - you can SO do this!

    Mine: 1 category length sexy romance, 3 single-title length books ... and in between all that writing, I have 3 new books coming out this year. So, wow, that's a LOT! Right now I'm on schedule - hope it stays that way!

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  5. Three of my books are coming out this spring with different publishers. That means more book promotion than I'd like to do. But my resolution is to give each book a good start.

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    1. That is a lot of promo! You can do it!

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  6. My goals seem to be progressing on schedule. Whether that continues is anybody's guess. I've finished Betrayal and it's on the way to reviewers before release on 31st. The next book is going to be a bear and the one that I'm most concerned about turning around in time for late March release. Everything else is on hold, pending editor approval. But I am writing more on my blog which was a major goal since I pretty much took 2013 off. LOL Fantastic goals, D'Ann. Good luck with the HQ submission, especially. I know what that means to you.

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    1. Good job, Jenna! It does mean a lot! Maybe this year!

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  7. I went Indie last year, glad I tried it and learned a lot but I realized after a year I wanted company while I was twisting in the wind. So today I submitted to Avon Impulse. Keep your fingers crossed.

    Cheryl G

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  8. Great goals, D--and everyone else. I have a contracted book to finish (which is so fun--I've never sold on proposal before) and an R & R to do for Carina (substantial). This is not a lot, but it's enough for me--I love waiting to see what's around the next corner. I do have a word for this year, though: magic. Finding it is fun.

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    1. I admire that, Liz! I've always been too afraid to try on spec!

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  9. Great goals. I don't set goals or resolutions - I just do my thing. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
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  10. Congrats on your goals. I wish you all the best. I'm giving up on my goals this year because of the day job. :( No time for me.

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  11. Right on target for me for both my personal and professional goals for 2014.

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  12. My goals seem to change with the flex of life. One week I'm on target, but other goals fall behind. My writing goals a behind, but household goals are up. LOL Ask me next week and I'll have a different answer. Good luck on your goals, D'Ann!!!

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