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Goals for Twenty Ten

January 1, 2010

So now I’ve reviewed and dissected 2009, it’s time to set some goals for 2010.
Do something writerly every day. Write new words, rewrite old words, edit, tinker, synopsise, plan, plot, outline, query, collage, give my characters the 3rd degree – as long as it’s writing related.
Okay, so I’m going to commit myself to making a mess once a week and creating a collage poem.  Not committing to cleaning up the mess.
Blog at least weekly here at Write on Track, and on Sundays at We Love YA and one day each week at the Romance Writers of Australia blog.

Beyond Happily Ever After to be edited, polished and submitted to agents until Cindy finds a home.

Diary of the Future to be edited, polished and submitted until it finds a home (agents and publishers)

Making the Cut to be submitted to publishers.

Collage Poetry Anthology with Jen Gordon to be produced by end of November.

And another of my current zero drafts (yet to be determined) to be hacked and slashed and rewritten.

50ks in 30 days in June is penciled in, but I’m not firmly committed at this point to write another 50ks of a new project – let’s see how the first five months pan out first.

Nanowrimo – again a tentative maybe I will and maybe I won’t.
I know I can write, and I know I can write fast.  I don’t necessarily need the 50ks and Nano challenge to prove that to myself anymore. But I do spend time focusing on editing and rewriting and producing the best manuscripts I can.

I would like to finish the 12 Step Fairy Program at some point.

I’m very fond of Felicity, my fairy-dust snorting grandmother. Maybe I can fit it in this year.

Other writer events:
To get myself in the right frame of mind for 2010, I’m beginning the year with another Margie Lawson course:  Defeating your Self-Defeating Behaviour. Yes, I have a few dragons to slay and I learned a lot from the last Margie course that I did. I’m enrolled. Bring it on – January 4th.

I will attend another Writers Retreat with the Nambucca Valley Writers Group in May. This year we are going to a different venue, and trying a different approach. Instead of presenting workshops to each other, we will be each working on whatever creative project takes our fancy at the time.

I will attend Byron Bay Writers Festival again. (yes, it’s a ritual).

And this year, I will attend the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Sydney. That will mean I can catch up with all my writer friends, my Sydney family and a few Sydney friends.

My writing mantra for 2009  WRITE EDIT SUBMIT has been rewritten for the new decade as I’ve done enough new writing just for the moment.
So 2010 will be the year that I  REWRITE EDIT SUBMIT. Ad Infinitum.

As usual, it’s all about writing. I’m still trying to stay Write on Track!

As promised, here are the sunrise photos from January 1, 2000.

How things change in 10 years. This little girl is now an ‘adult’ and delighted me – not! – by phoning at four o’clock this morning to wish me a Happy New Year.

I bet she wasn’t watching any sunrise this morning.  And you know what, neither was I!

What are you writing goals for 2010?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Karina permalink
    January 6, 2010 12:43 am

    Some great goals ! Re the collage mess – I recommend deeming a small area of the home – say a metre by metre – to be for continuous collage-ing. Therefor no cleaning up required !!!!

    Love the millennium dawn photos. I too have one but I am standing in FROST in Delegate in the Snowy Mtns !!

  2. January 18, 2010 4:35 pm

    that sounds pretty big. 2010 has to be a good year – it even sounds like a good year – twenty-ten. I like it. Good Luck with it all Di.

    • Diane Curran permalink*
      January 18, 2010 6:44 pm

      Good luck with your goals too, Jenn. We must get together. Twenty ten is going to be a great year.

  3. January 27, 2010 3:36 am

    Go for it! I want to READ those books! (Is your RWA connected with ours in America?)

    • Diane Curran permalink*
      January 31, 2010 9:26 am

      Hi Bunny,

      Love that you want to read my stuff!

      RWAus is a separate organisation to RWA US. I think, a long time ago, there was once an Aussie chapter of RWA US but that has long gone.

  4. Kristie Grimes permalink
    January 31, 2010 9:16 am

    Hey, Diane.

    Love your blog. You are one busy girl. Glad to know that you finished your writing goal the other day. Keep up the great work.


    • Diane Curran permalink*
      January 31, 2010 9:26 am

      Hey Kristie,

      Thanks for dropping by and taking up my challenge. I’ll send you an email shortly and perhaps we can IM future challenges…just reading your latest blog updates.

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