So far this year – and it is still only fairly young – my writing goals are on course. My goals are as follows:-
Firstly, to send at least one article out per month. Not a lot you may think, but I’m not very fast.
Secondly, to look at half-finished articles, stories, poems etc, and see if I can do something with them.
In January I sent out one major article to a paying magazine – no acknowledgement yet, one short article to a small-press magazine, accepted. One poem to a paying magazine, also no acknowledgement.
Published in January, one poem in a small-press magazine, one letter in a dog magazine. No money for either, but at least they’ve found a home.
Between times, while I am researching or writing first drafts I try to write letters to papers and magazines, to keep the writing muscle working.
I find it’s important to have these goals and I’ve planned out the whole year’s articles. They may not all come to fruition, but it’s a start.