Jen’s 2014 Writing Goals

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GOOOOOOALS!

  1. Writer’s retreat with my fellow bloggers and actually use it to write instead of talk about secret boyfriends.
  2. Lead more people to this creative space in every way possible.
  3. Actually work on my work-in-progress so that I can call it a completed manuscript by the end of this year!
  4. Submit to all the things with all the things.
  5. Read more! Contemporary?!! Scifi?? New things!
  6. Find more amazing poets to ogle.
  7. Write my posts in a timely fashion (aka not the night before they’re due).
  8. Honor my offers to critique for others (I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry) and set aside time to work with crit partner(s).
  9. Do more research.
  10. Learn how to outline!
  11. Work on show not tell.
  12. Stop all the doubts.

Let’s go!

Anne’s 2014 Writing Goals

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GOALS! GOALS! GOALS!

  1. Attend a Cimmerian Tales writing retreat!
  2. Submit 3 short stories to pro markets (quarterly)!
  3. Finalize anthology for August release!
  4. Post on time!
  5. Study sentence structure!
  6. Challenge yourself to use better turns of phrase!
  7. Start campaign on Tumblr to raise funds for libraries!
  8. Revise guerrilla marketing campaign!
  9. Read a book a month for research, writing inspiration, and craft!
  10. Work on pacing, zOMG!
  11. Experiment with more subgenres like horror, contemporary, or mystery!
  12. Always enjoy the process!

Audrey’s 2014 Writing Goals

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  1. Meet all my fellow CTers for a writing retreat.
  2. Learn some HTML so Anne doesn’t have to fix my posts all the time.
  3. Write a poem I am proud of.
  4. Start all my stories sooner than 24hrs before they are due.
  5. Read my new collection of tales by H.P. Lovecraft.
  6. Post images with my No Rules Friday Posts.
  7. Revise Guerrilla marketing strategy.
  8. Computerize our CT Logo (which is awesome BTW).
  9. Finish The Heap.
  10. Challenge myself to provide constructive criticism and feedback when critiquing.
  11. Improve depth of my characters and write a hero/heroine worth rooting for.
  12. Conquer my pacing issues! No more slow starts and rushed endings.

Julie’s 2014 Writing Goals

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I’m hoping that 2014 will be full of opportunities and positive experiences–here are a few goals I have set for myself to make it an even more productive year:

  1. Get accepted to a graduate program or a summer writing workshop (or both)!
  2. Continue to post on time, and think of ways to spread the word about CT
  3. Try an urban fantasy, or a piece in third person, or both, for CT
  4. Finish some of my other pieces and sell a short story
  5. Cross off some of the books on my reading list
  6. Research my potential novel and get a draft started
  7. Be more attentive to the dreaded “he felt,” “she wondered,” etc.
  8. Likewise, in first person stories, spend more time developing the world without putting it all through the “I” lens
  9. Be sure to build my magic with concrete rules (and spend a little more time developing setting)
  10. Get out to Colorado, or somewhere else new, for a writing retreat!
  11. Spend some time editing CT pieces and possibly submitting new versions to other venues
  12. Write, write, write!