Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Writing Goals For 2015

January 1st, 2015

Happy New Year!

Back in 2011 I started posting an annual list of writing goals that I would try to accomplish in the ensuing year. “Goals” in this sense are things that I can accomplish through my own efforts and perseverance, as opposed to “dreams” which require the cooperation of others (for example, writing a novel is a goal; having a novel sell madly well is a dream).

So here are my writing goals for 2015:

1. Revise and polish the third novel of THE RED trilogy so that it’s ready for publication. (The first draft is already done.)

2. Write at least one novella set in an existing story world. I really want to write a novella, though I’m not sure why. Maybe because it feels like a novel, but doesn’t take so long? 😉

3. Write at least two short stories unrelated to anything else I’ve done. (One story is already commissioned, so I have an extra incentive to meet this goal at least halfway.)

4. Write at least three nonfiction posts that I feel comfortable marketing to high-circulation websites. (I copied this one from last year. Maybe this year I’ll do it.)

5. I almost forgot this goal: WRITE A NEW NOVEL. But I’ll go easy on myself and call this goal fulfilled if I have a new novel planned and well begun by the end of the year.

I should be able to do these five goals. Right?

Posted on: Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 6:00 am
Categories: Annual Writing Goals.

4 Responses to “Writing Goals For 2015”

  1. James V Says:


  2. Linda Says:

    I refer you to my epic fail to meet goals last year! 😉

  3. Jill Engledow Says:

    Hi Linda–Happy New Year and good luck with meeting your goals. If anyone can do all that, and do it well, you can! Saw you in passing yesterday with Ron–near Sears? Aloha to you both.

  4. Linda Says:

    Thanks Jill and best wishes to you. Have you got another book in the works?