Writing and Reading – Goals for 2022
Oh my! We’re well into 2022 but I haven’t posted about my Writing and Reading Goals for 2022. I set writing goals back at a writing retreat in February (led by my wonderful friend, writing mentor and coach, Kate Hopper) and I got to work on them. But I didn’t formally announce what they are and, oh this is embarrassing, I kind of forgot about one of them so fell behind with it (more on that in a bit).
Well, I’m making my goals formal now and here they are!
- Submit my essays and other writing work 40 times
- Blog once per month – 12 blog posts in 2022
Last year my submissions goal was 50 and I found it doable but a whole lot of work so decided to set my goal to 40 this year. As of today, I have already submitted 16 times. Of the 16 things I’ve sent out so far this year, I’ve had one essay published and one that will be published soon.
And – oh this is exciting! – I applied to attend a week-long writing seminar in Ireland and was accepted! In late July, I’ll be heading to Dingle, Ireland to attend a writing seminar through Bay Path University. There will be about 30 students (two of them are my writing friends, Heidi Fettig Parton and Ann Klotz) and a bunch of great instructors including one of my favorite writers, Ann Hood! I’m so excited!
As for my blogging goal, um, well, this is the goal I forgot about so I’m behind on it already. Oh well. I decided to reframe the goal and say that I will blog a total of 12 times this year. I would like to blog more than a dozen times and make more of an effort to post my book reviews. I’ll work on doing that and see where it takes me. Should I set an actual number of book review blog posts goal? Hmmm, not today. I think the submitting 40 and blogging a dozen is going to keep me busy enough.
Last year I read 40 books. I counted cookbooks and some children’s picture books in this number. This year I set my goal to 35 books and don’t plan to count cookbooks and picture books in the total. I’m 11 books in thus far. It’s a good start.
Do you have any Writing or Reading Goals for 2022?
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