What are Your Writing Goals?
What are you writing goals? Have they changed?
Yet, I’m working on a middle grade, character-driven (definitely NOT a fantasy) novel.
Abandoned or Just Changed Goals
Have my goals developed and changed with time? Or have I abandoned my old goals, betrayed them, so to speak?
I don’t know.
Picture books. Since I started thinking about this, I’ve gone back to the picture books I have in progress and evaluated: could this one be a great read-aloud? If not, is it one that is high priority for me to work on? Why or why not?
I’ve read the WIPs aloud. Have I tried to use language that flows, have I anticipated places where kids can join in a refrain? What are my goals as I work on picture books.
Novels. I’ve also pulled out old drafts of novels. Hey, they read pretty well after sitting a long time. So, what would it take for this fantasy mss to be salable? Is this story a priority?
I’ll finish the novel revision I’m doing now. But I’m evaluating and prioritizing my next efforts. Have my goals changed? Or do I need to return to abandoned goals?
What about you?