Categories
Goals Journal The Merry Writer Writing

Do You Have Any Short-Term Writing Goals for 2020?

Short-term goals are anything that will take under a year to accomplish. I’ve centered my short-term writing goals for 2020 on completing the first draft of this novel by February 29th. I would like to have it edited by the end of the summer and in shape to begin querying by next December’s PitMad. To the degree that I know what I’m doing, I realize this could be is undoubtedly a stretch. I’d rather my reach exceed my grasp than sit back and do nothing, though.

I include this blog in my writing goals as well. The topics here on this iteration of the site are all about writing, and it is itself a form or written expression. As I’ve said before, I’m not certain what specific problem I’m solving for in this space, but I recognize that it is necessary. For now I want to take until the end of February to settle in and get comfortable with a regular posting schedule. After that I’ll look at growing readership, and what’s realistic. I would like to have a larger readership, and an active, engaged comments section, buy the end of 2020.

Short-Term Writing Goals for 2020

Okay reader, don’t hold back. What short-term writing goals have you set for yourself in 2020? You don’t have to be a participant in The Merry Writer game to play along here!


The Merry Writer is a writer’s game on Twitter run by Ari Meghlen (@arimeghlen) and Rachel Poli (@RPoli3). Each day there’s a new question, and each month there’s a new theme. In these posts I expand upon the answers that I’ve posted on my Twitter.

Comments may be held for moderation.