My 2011 Goals:
1. Read 75 Books
This is going to be a challenge, but there are individuals who read over 100 books a year. I can surely
2. Finish Editing my NanoWriMo Novel and begin querying agents
Now that I've finally finished a novel, I need to edit and make it "good." I also need to start the process of
querying agents, and I have no idea how to do that. Guess I'll find out.
3. Blog at least 3 times a week
I started out this year doing five, and realized it was just too much if I wanted to keep up with my
writing goals. I think 3 times a week is a reasonable target.
4. Establish a following for the Black Fox Literary Magazine
Black fox is the literary magazine I started with Pam Harris and Marquita Hockaday. We are looking to
take it to a whole new level in 2011. We are in the process of building a new site where we'll start
featuring poetry, flash fiction and author interviews. Stay tuned! http://www.blackfoxlit.com/.
5. Create an Emergency Fund
I'm 25 and sadly, I live paycheck to paycheck. I'm fortunate enough to have enough money, however if
something were to happen, I'd have no life line. I should probably be thinking about my financial future,
so I'm going to create an emergency fund this year, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
6. Exercise at least 2-3 times a week
The bare minimum is twice a week, but I'm shooting for three.
7. Write Everyday- even if it's just ten words
I've said it a billion times, but National Novel Writing Month was an eye opener and quite frankly the best
thing I've ever done. A lot can be accomplished in just ten minutes.
8. Make church and God a priority
God has done so much for me, only fair that I repay him.
9. Work on my new Non-Fiction idea
Yup, I have an idea for a non-fiction book. We'll see how it goes.
10. Publish Something, Anything
If I just keep writing things and not submitting them, what's the point? I'm really going to make an effort
to get my work out there to literary magazines and contests. My goal is to publish at least one short
11. Graduate with my MFA
That's right folks, I'm scheduled to graduate, that is if my thesis/presentation goes well. Cross your
fingers and pray for me.
12. Accepted to a Ph.D. program
And this will be the final stop on my education journey. It's been a goal of mine since I was ten. It
sounds crazy, but it's so true. Yeah, I was a nerd. Heck, I'm still a nerd, and I'm proud of it too!
I have a few other goals I won't post. (Got to have some privacy, right?) What about you? What are some of your goals for the New Year?
Posted by Racquel Henry Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 9:43 AM