Short-Term Goals

Short-Term Goals

In the continued spirit of Booklife by Jeff VanderMeer, I put together my Short-term Goals. I had already started this process back in November, when I hit the Reset button by going to WFC, and I’ve been grooming them ever since.

They will change as things come up. But here we are in the first week of the year, and this is what I’ve got. I’ve organized them in four-month trimesters, ending on October 31 (when I will be at WFC once again!) Here are my goals for November 1, 2009 – February 28, 2010:

General

Increase number of active submissions to 8 by the end of the year (ending October 31, 2010. Now an even neater trick, given that we’re starting from 0.)
Get a mentor
Subscribe to RoF and Weird Tales; renew Locus Subscription
Blog at least once a week on topics germane
Read everything I got at WFC2009 before WFC2010

November 1, 2009 – March 1, 2010

Register for WFC2010 – done 11/09
Apply to Clarion
Sub Habitat to critters – Adam, John, Matt x, Wendy x, and Robin x
Complete TALS – list of problems made, editing begun
Sub TALS to critters
Revise Habitat per suggestions
Revise TALS per suggestions
Write ‘what I hope to accomplish at Clarion’ essay – 0 draft complete, draft 1 begun, draft 2 complete, proof-read and finalize
Complete Scholarship application
Complete Clarion application
Complete and submit TALS
TALS – find market and submit
Complete and submit SAG
– Complete first draft
– Revise draft
– Critique
– Revise for final draft
– Find market and submit
Read Booklife – completed 12/13/09
Read Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Complete first draft of Sirens
– Research
– Plug existing scenes into Storybook
– Write the rest of the book
Make trunk stories available as MP3s
– Devotions
– Proxy
– Sweetwater Kill
Accept and complete all SFWA tasks
Accept and complete all SSS tasks
Accept and complete all show notes for Unnamed Podcast
– ep. 1
– ep. 2
– ep. 3
Accept and complete all critique requests
– John – complete 12/15/09
– Matt – complete 12/17/09
– Wendy – OWED

So, how about you? What are your goals?

One thought on “Short-Term Goals

  1. You’ve got a hell of a lot of stuff going on. Keep your eye on the ball and you’ll nail everything. As for my goal: Complete 52 stories in 2010, which you already know, but I thought I’d post it here anyway.

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