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Three months in and how’s it going?

Yes, I know it’s not exactly the end of February, but it’s close enough. We’re chipping away at 2011. One fourth, twenty-five percent, of the year is gone. Whether you made formal New Year’s resolutions or just had vague hopes for this year, how are you doing so far?

I like the idea of a fresh start. Of course, years of our lives never begin without the baggage of the years before. But we can set new goals each year. My first 2011 writing goal was actually a publishing goal, and I’m on-track to accomplish that.

Making a serious dent in writing my next novel is my second goal. I’d like to say I could write, edit, and have it polished by the end of the year, but I’m not sure that’s a realistic goal. I don’t know how publishing Brevity will affect my writing life.

I’ll also be a partner in a new writing blog. It’s top secret right now, so I can’t give specifics, but you’ll hear all about it soon. My obligation to that will be a weekly post and commenting. And since I’ve sort of stumbled off the path on my own blog posting and commenting, that will be a challenge.

But challenges are good. Goals are good. Moving forward, even if at tiny baby steps, is good. So now …

Your turn: How is 2011 going for you so far?

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14 thoughts on “Three months in and how’s it going?”

  1. Sounds like you’re on track for the most part 🙂

    I made very specific goals, and threw them out the window a week or so into the year. Have been making much better progress since then – apparently, even without specific goals I can get stuff done. I’ll still be publishing Mocha Nihilism this year, and of course this benefit anthology in the next month or so. Beyond that? Who knows!

    Good luck with the new blog 🙂


  2. 2011 is going well! I’m on track with my goals. I had some setbacks, but was able to recover.

    My biggest challenge, STILL, is spending writing time reading blogs. Every week I recommit and slide back. This week I didn’t, so I’m happy about that. *fingers crossed*

    I’m thrilled to know you’re on track!


  3. Hi, Linda. These last two years have been about nothing but greasing up the gears of the PR machine. I had the sequel to my first novel essentially done while I looked for a publisher. Once that was accomplished, with another book in the can (as it were), I simply focused on finding an audience.
    Soon the edits for that second book will arrive in my e-mail, and then at some time this summer I will actually get back to writing fiction again, rather than simply blog posts and articles.
    Thanks for asking,



    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, James. 🙂

      Since we live in the same general area, I’ve been watching your PR efforts. Promoting my novel is something I worry about my ability for. It certainly doesn’t come naturally to me.

      Good luck with with the next book and that Amazon thing. 😉


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