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. Hello
    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!)


    1. 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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