2023 writing goals

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is having a great end of the year.

As the year is coming to a close, it’s time to go over my goals for the last year and set some new ones for next year.

This past year, I have accomplished all my goals, just not all on time. I started out strong with going through suggested edits from my editor and getting another piece accepted for publication. But I ended up doing more edits than I had originally intended and started sending out queries later than planned.

However, I do have everything done now and will discuss my queries and that process soon. Since it’s such a luck-of-the-lottery thing, I intend to share my experience in hopes it helps someone else.

My freelance business also grew this past year. I’ve reached over 30 five-star testimonials. One of my edited books—Seaside Magicwon first place in The BookFest and was displayed around Times Square! On top of that, Reedsy let me know that out of 3,400 professionals, I am in the top 200 on the website.

This year in general has felt sluggish, but I’m glad I was still able to accomplish my goals and then some. That at least made it worth it.

For 2023, my goals are:

  • Send even more queries out
  • Get at least one agent to request my full
  • Get somewhere with querying toward the end of the year or start going toward self-publishing
  • Let my freelance business continue to grow
  • Publish another poetry, flash fiction, etc. in a publication

What are your writing goals? Or your 2023 goals in general? Leave a comment below!

5 thoughts on “2023 writing goals

  1. I had a big year in 2022, having my poems published in six anthologies and four chapbooks. Also, I managed to self-publish two Poetry Books, “Tullawalla” and “Perceptions” … I think I’ll be cutting back/slowing down, in 2023. but I am planning to produce and self publish anoher Poetry Book by Easter … (hopefully) … Happy New Year Robin

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