Thursday, January 9, 2020

Blogging Challenge: Goals for 2020

Okay, so: Long and Short Reviews has a new set of prompts for their Weekly Wednesday Blogging Challenge for 2020. I had a lot of fun doing the challenges from 2019, so I'll be participating again this year. (If you'd like to join me, the prompts are here and you can check in on their home page every Wednesday to find a post with links to people's responses. (If you do participate, add your own links so the rest of us can come and read them!)

I'm putting this one up on Thursday because I only just realized that the challenge was ongoing. That means that the next installment of Dark Armor won't go up until tomorrow morning, and the next installment of Into The Black will probably go up tomorrow afternoon. (That's assuming I get something written for it tonight; the boys have finally started back at school, and this week has been a beating. On a related note, Benadryl is my friend...)

So, this week's challenge was My Goals for 2020.

This is pretty simple, because I've actually been thinking about it:
  1. Finish a book-length project. Both of the ongoing serials are supposed to eventually culminate in that, but if I can somehow find the time somewhere I'd like to write something independent of them.
  2. Start submitting things for publication again. This is basically a matter of looking back through some short stories and other thoughts, then finishing/cleaning them and finding places to submit them.

I have a whole mess of corollary thoughts (get my sleeping habits back in order, maybe experiment with self-publishing a couple of things, be politically active so maybe the world my children grow up in doesn't suck, etc.) but those are the two that I consider to be clear goals, meaning that at the end of the year I'll have a very good idea of whether or not I've actually achieved them.


  1. Good goals, especially the submitting for publication one. You can do it!

    1. Thank you! I've had stuff published before (though not recently). As much as anything, I just need to get back in the habit of working on it.

  2. Good goals. I need to get going with my writing too.

    1. And sleep! Turns out sleep is a prerequisite for writing -- at least at my age. I don't know why that's so difficult to remember...


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