Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Writing Goals For 2018

January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year, everyone!

For the past several years I’ve been posting my annual writing goals on the first day of the year. To continue that tradition, here’s what I hope to accomplish in 2017:

1. Finish the NOVEL IN PROGRESS and get it published. The first draft of this one is done and I’m presently revising, but the publication date depends on my progress with goal #2 on this list…

2. WRITE THE SEQUEL to the novel in #1. Bonus: Publish it by the end of the year. I’d really love to get both novels out with just a brief delay between them. We’ll see…

3. RETURN TO MILITARY FICTION by getting started on a novella or novel. I don’t expect to have this one finished at year’s end, just well started.

4. Finish a NOVELETTE I’ve already started. I’m 9,000 words into this one, so I ought to be able to finish it. If it wants to grow into a novella, that’s fine.

5. Write a hard SF short story, 7,000 words or less.

6. Write another short story, science fiction or fantasy, in an existing story world or not.

For me, that’s a lot! I’m trying to be more ambitious this year than I was in 2017.

What are YOUR writing goals for 2018? What are your reading goals? Share them here!

Posted on: Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 5:00 am
Categories: Annual Writing Goals.

3 Responses to “Writing Goals For 2018”

  1. Khaled Says:

    Looks ambitious, yet doable. Happy Writing!

  2. Chris M Says:

    This is ambitious, not only for you. But it also looks doable. Good luck.

  3. Linda Says:

    Thanks Khaled and Chris!