Action Plan for 2014

I suppose I could call these New Years’ resolutions, but “action plan” sounds so much more official, and much more likely to get done, so there you go. Mostly, I want 2014 to be a productive writing year (which 2013 was not), but there are a few others things I want to work on as well.

Writing Goals

  • Complete a first draft of Ma’mun: Fire Dancer, for editing in the latter part of 2014 to early 2015.
  • Complete three more short stories. Query each one at least three times.
  • Complete second D.N.A. novella.

Blog/Social Network Goals

  • Blog once a week, on Sunday. (1 interview a month, 1 book review/reading update, 2 candid)
  • Comment on other blogs more. Use downtime at work to get caught up on reading Mon/Thurs every week.
  • Use Pinterest, Deviantart, and Wattpad more, to help expand author brand presence. (Wed/Fri)
  • Attempt to understand Twitter.

Reading Goals

  • I’ve already done a post on this here, but…. Read at least 50 books.
  • Review at least one indie book for Pankhearst Reviews every two months.
  • Read at least 5 writing craft/author brand/marketing books.

Personal Goals

  • Two days off of work a week, so the above can be accomplished.
  • Pay off 50% of one student loan.
  • Lose 20kg.
  • Run at least 10km a week during spring, summer, and fall.
  • Dedicate at least 2 hours a week to artistic endeavors (digital or sketching)
  • Learn InDesign, Illustrator, and Advanced Photoshop CS6 in the Adobe Suite.

What are your goals for 2014?

6 thoughts on “Action Plan for 2014

  1. i002537 says:

    My goals (as written in my hotel room)

    1. Stay alive
    2. Not live in my van
    3. Not lose my stuff or go to a Federal prison.
    4. Getting Bunny hopping.
    5. Go to Burning Man, Lucidity and Youtopia.
    6. Write. About staying alive, life in a house, a healthy Bunny, Burning Man (impossible).
    7. Publish
    8. Publish more and sell my screenplay.
    9. If I accomplish #1, read more.
    10. Don’t ose any more weight. I can’t afford any clothes anyway and Evil sez I look like a _______ (fill in the blank!)


    • Alex Hurst says:

      Noble goals, and you’d better achieve them all, especially #1!! I really hope things will start to look up for both of you soon. All my best thoughts your way.


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