2014 Writing Goals for ROW80 and an added Bucket List

 

 

 

 

I’m not much of a goal setter except for maybe in the writing category. The past few years I have been setting my writing goals at one to two books a year. I don’t see this changing much, even though I need new goals. It’s a new year and new goals make old goals the things of the past.

At this time, I’m also supposed to be setting my ROW80 goals for the year.

Oh and it is Football season too!

Here they are:

  1. Hit the treadmill for a minimum of 15 minutes a day.
  2. Write something every day – whether it is blogging or that work in progress.
  3. Write a minimum of 1k words a week. This would equal the word count of a short novel and is my average word count for my already published works.
  4. Cut a minimum of 2k words from the beginning of the manuscript I am currently working on. If I do this as a rule of thumb, it may have a immense impact on how my stories will turn out.

So far for 2014, I have been meeting most of these goals.

Now I want to throw in a bucket list.

How many of you, out there, keep a bucket list?

I’ve had one for many years.

  1. Go surf casting and catch a big fish.
  2. Hike Mount Monadnock with son for his Climb for Recovery they have annually at the Phoenix House, a local drug rehab facility.
  3. Trip to the beach. It’s been a while since I have been to a beach. Hampton would be nice.
  4. Go to a Fisher Cats Ballgame.
  5. I’d like to do some candlepin bowling.
  6. Visit my Daughter and Granddaughter in Upstate New York
  7. Attend the Deb Dixon workshop in May. (Oh right, that would be a writing goal – jeez)
  8. Then here’s another writing one to add even if it fits my bucket list too. Attend the New England Romance Writers Conference. I’ve never been to a writing conference, and it would be neat to attend one nearby where I live.

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2 thoughts on “2014 Writing Goals for ROW80 and an added Bucket List

  1. Sounds like a nice list of goals and dreams (bucket lists always strike me as a bit dreamier than not), Linda. I totally get the beach one. Something about being at a beach is rejuvenating.. And if you’re on your way to Upstate New York, stop in around Albany to say “hi” to a few of your fellow ROWers. We’re (as you know) a friendly bunch.

    May you continue your steady progress with your goals< Linda. Enjoy your new year.

  2. Your list sounds good and do-able. I’m trying to think of the last time I was at a beach and it occurs to me that it’s been years. I wish you and your son both the best of success on the Climb for Recovery.

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