Not more of my thoughts, no. But as a follow up to my own post on setting some new year goals, here is a further list of more recently posted blogs from others discussing the same subject:
The following links are from the past week. As I'm posting on New Year's Eve day, there may be a few others to come, or missed. I wish everyone a safe and happy Eve tonight, and will be following up with one final post on my own goals on the 2nd January. Happy 2013, all.
Links / Resources for Goal Setting for Writers
- Mentioned in my previous post, the following writers have now provided up to date posts on the subject – C.S. Lakin with Essential Strategic Planning for Writers—Looking Ahead to 2013 | Live Write Thrive and Joanna Penn provides a look back at her success (or not) against goals set in January with The Creative Penn Blog: Helping you write, publish and market your book | The Creative Penn
- Jill Kermerer discusses her usage of Microsoft OneNote for keeping her business plans in What's Your Plan For 2013? She makes the interesting suggestion that she has “learned the hard way not to etch a full year's goals in granite, so I create two tentative plans, and they each get their own sub-page.”
- In Jill's post (above) she mentions that literary agent Wendy Lawton gave herself a report card on her own 2012 goals, which she lists in this post too – An Agent’s Report Card – Books & Such Literary Agency.
- Joe Konrath has released his sixth annual post on writer resolutions, which includes a huge list of resolutions from previous years. I guess I can pick and mix with those appropriate to myself, huh? Konrath's Resolutions For Writers.
- Keith Cronin offers on Writer Unboxed » 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers. Number three on his list is “backup your computer”, something I was reminded of the hard way in the middle of my NaNoWriMo efforts. Number six is “give something back”.
- Dean Wesley Smith is has run a series on goal setting for productive writers – part 1: Some Perspective on 2012, part 2: How to Get Started Selling Fiction in 2013, part 3: Goals and Dreams, part 4: How to Keep Production Going All Year. (On that note, Chuck Wendig's recent post 25 Ways for Writers to Help Other Writers will, er, help).
- One writer's take on the subject – No resolve just priorities by Amanda Wilson.
- Jurgen Wollf has begun a series based on Zero-Base Planning beginning with a series of questions in this post – Are you writing? It won't matter then…but it matters now! – Time to Write. The fourth – How to think BIG about your writing and the other parts of your life links back to the previous posts. Further posts talk big goals, then drill down onto one.
- Marji Laine has two posts on resolutions – part 1: Why Make New Years Resolutions, part 2: Resolving Troublesome Resolutions.
- Peg Brantley wrote Crime Fiction Collective: With Decisive Intent which includes tips from D.D. Scott and http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/
- 8 Tips for Setting Nourishing New Year’s Resolutions from PsychCentral
- Writers: Resolve To Leave Your Baggage In 2012 from Writer's Relief lists 10 things that hold us back.
- Digital Book World provides a post listing ten prediction posts made for the publishing industry for 2013. Looking Forward to 2013.
- Kristen Lamb has a long post on her predictions in What’s Ahead in 2013–Predictions for the Future of Publishing and Authors of the Digital Age.