2013 Writing Goals


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And we start a new year 🙂


I don’t know about you, but I am determined that my 2013 is going to be amazing! I know that I will be able to build my writing business, while learning new skills at the inn and living a productive life.


Each January 1, I sit down with my laptop and do a few things:


  • Review my goals for the previous year.
  • Think about my successes.
  • Decide if there are any areas in my life that I need to improve.
  • Set goals for the upcoming year.


I am sure that you do this as well, at some point during the end of December to mid January. It is an important step in furthering career goals.


My 2013 writing goals are as follows:


  1. Perform 1 last edit on the first book of short stories. Even though I despise apostrophes!

  2. Be prepared for the busy season at work by getting ahead on my freelance tasks while things are slow this winter.

  3. Come up with a marketing/promotional plan for the first book of short stories.

  4. Continue learning about marketing and promotion. I took a couple of short courses last year, grudgingly. I find the topic more interesting now. A step in the right direction!

  5. Continue to work on my second book of short stories. 1) Write more stories, 2) edit at least a few stories, and 3) publish at least two of the short stories for others to read.

  6. Continue to work on ideas for the third book of short stories.

  7. Continue to build up my Examiner.com channels by adding more content and promoting each article. They are all geared toward helping others: Bangor Single Mom, Bangor Easy Meals, Bangor Frugal Living.

  8. Continue to update all blogs and add content to them regularly: Frugal Recipes, , How to Live the Freelance Life, The Fitness Journal. Living the Low-Income Life

  9. Continue to build the writing business.


What are your freelance goal for 2013?


Shannon L. Buck


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.

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  3. Oh, sorry for the gender-bending there. I should have looked at your profile. Consider it an archaic compliment. St. Augustine once wrote that in heaven women will become men, which – he thought, represented more perfectly the image of God. [Note: I don’t follow Augustine’s thinking. I’m sure you are perfect just the way God made you.]

  4. Looks like you are a man on a mission. I’m sure I would have a lot to learn from you as I look for a day-job in some field of writing (I’m too chicken to free-lance in order to put food on the table) as well as do creative writing in my off-hours.

    Your optimism is infectious, however. I will be back.