I do not believe in New Year’s resolutions. But I do believe in New Year’s goals. Last year, I did meet some of the goals that I had set for myself. I launched my blog site. I wrote 17000 words during NaNoWriMo (which I consider a personal win). I also finished Act-1 in my Science Fiction project. So this year, I have set myself some SMART goals which I would love to share with you all.
1. Blog twice a month
Last summer, I started ‘Blurred Thoughts on Page’ or as I like to call it BTop. Since then, I have posted 7 blog articles that included pieces about my writing journey, the authors that influenced me with their journey, and the books I read in 2019.
This year, I will be posting 2 blogs every month. One about my writing journey and one about my reading journey.
2. Write short stories
I always have a ton of ideas bouncing in my head. But I don’t put them on the page nearly enough. This year I want to write more stories so I can feel productive and accomplished. But also, they will help me progress further as a writer.
3. Complete Science Fiction project
My Science Fiction project has gone through a lot of methods. But the one thing I realized last year was that I tend to write in spurts.
I switch between plotting and pantsing. Some days I know where I am heading. Some days I like to be surprised. Plans always have the chance of going awry. So, this year I am giving myself 3 months on the Science Fiction project.
Whatever material I can put on the page till March end will decide my progress in that project.
4. Pitch fiction & blog posts to editors
I will keep submitting short fiction as each word counts when you look at it. This year I will also do the scary part of pitching blog posts to editors. It is going to be interesting to find out what I can accomplish through pitching blogs this year.
5. Be consistent on social media
I will be active on Instagram sharing my writing and reading journey with everyone. It is a great platform to connect with writers.