Writing Goals 2009 Q3

How time flies! It’s time once again to consider my writing goals for 2009.

I’m afraid I’m largely stuck where I was last time I reviewed my writing goals. I need to finish the first draft of my devotional book, begin a novel, enter three writing contests, write three guest posts for other blogs, script a feature-length movie, create a collectible card game and write a viable commercial ebook.

I’m still holding off on writing an ebook to promote a larger work  and completing National Novel Writing Month, but the time to do these things is quickly approaching. I’ve let slip the creation of weekly comic strips with Stripgenerator, but intend to get back to it this week. My strip blog — a loose interpretation of the book of Ruth — is at Amid the Alien Corn, but I post links here.

I previously changed building an online community around this blog to “Become a vital member of a selection of online communities.” (I should have said valuable, not vital.) This is a process that takes time, but I have made an extra effort to comment on and promote certain blogs. I want to be an encouragement to my fellow bloggers.

I’m still going strong with 12for12k. So far War Child, Stop the Silence, Share Our Strength, Yehu.org and Hospice of Peel have benefited from the efforts of people who believe the power of social media can change lives for the better. It’s been a wonderful experience supporting 12for12k through the incredible month of March (surpassing the $12,000 goal), the menace of Tweetjack and all the other exciting events.

The 12for12k charity for June was UNICEF’s Believe in Zero campaign. I chose to donate to the Pink Cross Foundation instead. Former porn star Shelley Lubben and her charity offer emotional, financial and transitional support to adult industry workers and reach out to those struggling with pornography addiction to offer education and resources for recovery.

My writing goals for 2009:

  1. Finish first draft of inspirational book titled The Sky’s the Limit.
  2. Write an ebook to promote said book.
  3. Promote one charity / non-profit each month.
  4. Become a valuable member of a selection of online communities.
  5. Provide a sustainable income with writing-related employment.
  6. Begin a novel.
  7. Enter three writing contests.
  8. Complete NaNoWriMo.
  9. Write a commercially viable ebook.
  10. Write three guest posts for other blogs.
  11. Create weekly comic strips with Stripgenerator.
  12. Write a feature-length movie script.
  13. Create a collectible card game.

Where are you at on your writing goals for 2009? Do you have any words of wisdom/advice? Is there anything I can do to help you reach your goals?

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About James A Woods
Freelance Writer, Constant Learner, Family Man

3 Responses to Writing Goals 2009 Q3

  1. Danny Brown says:

    Wow, James, that’s quite the existing list and upcoming list at the same time! 🙂

    Thank you again for your continued support of 12for12k, I really appreciate it. And especially now that I see how much other stuff you’re working through – crikey! 🙂

    Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend and my best to you and yours for a great holiday period,

    Danny.

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