Over the years, I’ve discovered that setting New Year’s “resolutions” for writing doesn’t work for me. I prefer to look at “goals.” Here are my goals for 2022:
- Get three (or more) new books accepted for publication. I’m off to a good start. I just signed a contract to do two new history books in graphic novel format for Capstone’s Deadly Expeditions series. I am hard at work on them now. Never having written in graphic novel format until last year, when I wrote The Deadly Race to the South Pole for the same Capstone series, I find the process both challenging and rewarding. Where will the third new accepted book come from? I’m not sure. As the year begins, I have four picture book manuscripts either out with publishers or almost ready to submit. I hope at least one of them will get picked up.
- Work on “passion projects.” I have three projects I feel passionate about that I want to move forward with in 2022. One is a picture book, one is a poetry book, and one is a nonfiction book for upper elementary/middle school students. I don’t want to give any further details yet for fear of “jinxing” these projects before they come to fruition. Watch for updates later in the year.
- Increase my outreach. This includes building the mailing list for my author newsletter and expanding my social media activity as it pertains to writing.
What are your goals for 2022? Make them realistic, yet challenging. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and productive year!