Writing goals for 2017

My goal for 2016 was to finish writing my first novel, Wherever You Go. With weeks to go, I managed to achieve that goal. I had a glass of prosecco last night to celebrate!


What are my writing goals for 2017? What do I want to achieve? Numbers 1 and 2 are no-brainers.

  1. Sign with an agent (I’ve pitched and my manuscript is being read, so fingers crossed)
  2. Sign a publishing contract for Wherever You Go
  3. Complete the manuscript of my my yet-to-be-named second novel (as soon as I decide which of three ideas to focus on)
  4. Launch Fergus the Farting Dragon and sell lots of copies, as well as get school/library bookings
  5. Attend the Serenity Press writing retreat in Ireland (it’s in March and I am going!) where I can be nurtured and nurture other writers
  6. Look over one of my short stories (it’s a very dark Romeo and Juliet retelling) and consider whether to expand for a collaborative work.

I’m sure there will be more. But it’s a good start.

What are your writing goals for 2017?