Friday, December 16

2012 Plan of Attack

A new year and another attempt at the Write1Sub1 challenge. My goal for 2011 was to write and submit one story monthly. I fell off the wagon in the spring but revamped later in the year to complete about 20 stories but really struggled to submit. I got four individual rejections and two published (they were twitter fiction pieces). It might not be what I set out to accomplish but I still submitted at least 7 stories and that was 7 more than ever before.

 On to 2012 I’m going to try the monthly version of short stories again. Plus, I’m adding the Novel Challenge, a shoot off form of W1S1 from the Absolute Forums. Seeing others work towards similar goals has been all the difference in plugging away. I need a firmer plan than last year so here’s how I’m going to do it.

  • 12 Shorts: work on a short story collection from a flash I wrote during StoryADay.

  •  1 Novel: finish my NaNo first draft by January, let it sit while I work on some wonky world building and have it ready to query by October. That will have me ready for NaNo 2012.

  • Speaking of NaNo I want to start planning a little earlier this year, August, so I can really crank out the story come November.

  • Alex, another writer participating in this December blog chain mentioned blogging goals and think that is a great idea. So I’m going to post once a week, I can’t promise to do that on all my hibernating blogs though. 

That’s it for now! I think this is the end of the blog chain so check out Dawn’s post before me and Samuel’s who got us started.

What about you?  Are you making plans for 2012?


  1. Nice goals, C. And well done on your efforts with this year's challenge, too. And i hear you on how working with others towards similar goals is really helpful.

    I'm also going to attempt to blog more regularly. In the latter half of this year i fell off the blogging wagon a bit.

    Bring on 2012!

  2. Thanks! I can't wait for 2012. It's almost here!

  3. H C. Great list of goals, good luck with them all.


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