Goals for 2016


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I am not making new year’s resolutions for 2016, but I am setting some goals. Many of them are writing-related, but not all of them are.

In 2016, I’d like to see the following happen:

  • Get bylines in five big wish list publications
  • Triple the number of The Sleeper Hit TinyLetter subscribers 
  • Get a literary agent by summer
  • Query 20 publishers by fall
  • Have a commitment to publish by the end of the year (even if it’s me, committing to self-publishing)

In non-writing goals, I hope to: 

  • Adopt a cat
  • Keep in closer touch with friends, be it through email, text, or travel
  • Bike 500 miles
  • Learn to play the ukulele
  • Either get the tattoo I’ve been thinking about for my 30th birthday or decide it’s not for me
  • Have an additional $3,000 in savings 
  • Send more mail to loved ones
  • Collaborate on at least one creative project with someone whose work I admire (any takers?)

I also hope to stay active with the Rose City Wreckers and keep in great shape, but for the first New Year’s in a long time, I don’t have a weightloss goal/scale number in mind.

What’s on your 2016 agenda/to-do list?