Goals1. Receive 40 rejections by year's end. (I have 24 to go.)
2. Be accepted into a "high tier" literary magazine. (AGNI, Poetry, Five Points, etc.)
3. Receive another paycheck. (I want to see if I can do it again.)
4. Place in a contest, even if it is just a mention.
5. Publish another fiction piece
I know you are probably wondering why I don't have any "craft-related" goals this year. I am not as cowardly about writing (except maybe my fiction) as I am with taking submission-type risks. So, unless next year is going to be the year for my first novel (no breath holding, please) then I probably won't need a writing goal.
Plus, I tend to do the Poem-a-Day Challenge at least once, if not twice, a year so it forces me to churn out new work, whether I feel like it or not.
Then again, one never knows...
I also have goals that go well beyond this year but they could be subject to change. ** I am hoping to achieve a 4/5 ratio with these yearly goals.**
What are your goals this year? How specific do you get? What is one goal you are afraid to give yourself?
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