#IWSG: Goals 2017

04 Jan


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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

January has started off great. I’ve added a little over 1000 new words to the short story that I’m turning into a full length. Also, have decided on my theme andΒ  started the posts for this year’s A to Z challenge.

Now for goals that I hope to accomplish this year:

  1. Finish rewriting/revising my vampire series
  2. Finish adapting Town Curse into a full length novel (hope to have this one done in the next couple of months)
  3. Finish writing the first book of the Fantasy series
  4. Finish the first book of the shapeshifter series
  5. Outline some other story ideas I’ve been wanting to write
  6. Get blog posts planned for the year. Have cool ideas I might try this year. I want to add videos and other content like images, maps of the fantasy world(s) I’m creating. More about the game I’m thinking about. The game is back at stage one because I found I didn’t like the idea I had originally. One of the things I’m thinking about doing as far as videos go is posting videos that I’m thinking about creating while I’m playing Lord of The Rings Online. I’ve recently decided to possibly start live streaming while in game and would love to share the videos here for everyone to see. πŸ™‚
  7. Learn a program or a new skill.
  8. Create some podcasts
  9. Β Possibly put together an anthology
  10. Interact more than I do right now on social media especially here and my facebook page. πŸ™‚

I know some of these are more doable than others and that’s okay. I hope to get some of them accomplished. It would be nice to get them all accomplished but there’s not enough hours in the day. πŸ™‚

Look forward to your comments. πŸ™‚






13 responses to “#IWSG: Goals 2017

  1. Crystal Collier

    01/04/2017 at 9:09 am

    Lots of “finishing” in that list. πŸ˜‰ Isn’t that the truth for pretty much all writers, eh? If only the finishing were a little easier…but then, is it ever finished unless it’s out of your hands and in print?

    Awesome goals for 2017! Wishing you the best one!

    • Diane Riggins

      01/04/2017 at 9:37 am

      That’s true. I totally agree. Thanks. You as well. πŸ™‚

  2. miladyronel

    01/04/2017 at 9:20 am

    Sounds like you’ve hit the ground running. Good luck on achieving all of your goals. Happy writing.

  3. G. R. McNeese

    01/04/2017 at 12:06 pm

    Sounds like you have some good goals this year. I wrote an IWSG post today, but I decided not to share my goals. There’s pressure enough without broadcasting them to everyone and put even more pressure on myself.

    • Diane Riggins

      01/04/2017 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks. I agree. I love sharing my goals with everyone that’s why when I share them I always put a disclaimer of how I know I’ll achieve some of them but not all.:)

      • G. R. McNeese

        01/04/2017 at 12:26 pm

        I thought about sharing a few of my goals with a couple of people I trust. People who will hold me accountable. I think that way, I can keep my eyes on the prize.

      • Diane Riggins

        01/04/2017 at 12:37 pm

        That sounds like a good plan. I think that’s why I share my goals on my blog and in a couple of other places. It helps me to stay focused. πŸ™‚

  4. CD Gallant-King

    01/04/2017 at 12:49 pm

    That’s some big goals! Aim for the stars. I would be happy if I could hit one or two of those things. πŸ˜‰ I made up a list of goals last month and while they were specific I left pretty open deadlines on them. Finding the time is hard these days.

    Good luck!

    IWSG January

    • Diane Riggins

      01/05/2017 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks. Yeah, I only have real deadlines for a couple of them. The others have open deadlines and are the ones I’ll work on when I need a change of pace. πŸ™‚

  5. C.D. Gallant-King

    01/04/2017 at 12:51 pm

    Those are some big goals! Aim for the stars. I would be happy if I could complete one or two of those. πŸ˜‰

    Good luck and happy new year!

    IWSG January

  6. Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh)

    01/05/2017 at 8:55 pm

    That’s quite a list. Cool you’re working on a game. I want to know more.
    Happy 2017!


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