|Yesterday, I shared my rerun theme. Now, here are my writing goals for the year (this doesn’t include my work-for-hire writing nor any of my freelance website or PR work). Drumroll, please…
Do 20 days of school visits
Write 3-5 newly finished trade manuscripts to submit
Read 5 poems daily out loud
Read 3 collections every month
Write a daily poem
Participate more regularly in writing exercises (Poetry Stretch, 3-Word Wednesdays, 15WOL, Princesses, Word of the Month, etc.)
Try younger poems–preschool-aged. I work on this, but mine always end up older. I’ve found a couple anthologies I love recently and will use them as mentor texts to hopefully improve my efforts.
Offer my Writing Children’s Nonfiction for the Educational Market class in workbook form?
Write 2-3 rhyming nonfiction picture books (these would count out of the trade manuscript goal above)
Work during workday, not nights and weekends
Offer a guided writing retreat
Submit a batch of poems to kids’ magazines and another batch to adult markets at least twice this year?
I know many of you have been setting your goals, too. Maybe we should all check in at the beginning of April to see how we’re progressing? Feel free to share your goals in the comments–or a link to the post where you blogged your goals.