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Friday, February 1, 2013

So... how's my goal of writing three novels this year coming?

It's only a month into 2013 but I think it's important to regularly review writing goals set after the new year. I had a huge goal this year to write three novels, the first due by March 31st. Well, so far I've written 24,600 words of this first novel. That's a little under a third of my 80,000 word goal. What does this mean? It means I'm on track to hit my goal by the end of March. It also means that I've got to stretch and get 30,000 words written during February. Can I do it? Sure hope so!

As to the rest of my three novel goal this year, I've already started pre-planning novel number two. It will be another YA fantasy, set in the same world as this first one, a generation later. I have dreams of several series taking place in this same world. You might call that cheating--to repurpose world building--but I call it being economical with my time! Book three is a vague idea in the back of my brain, so there's still some thinking to do for that one, but that won't even be started until Septemberish.

How are your goals going so far this year? I hope you're reaching and surpassing them!


  1. SO PROUD OF YOU... Seriously amazing, Jordan. Keep it rockin. I'm doing my best, and I'm proud of that--though it's hard!

  2. That's awesome dude! We're gonna have to start doing weekly review sessions to keep up with you.

    I'm snarled in the build up to the climax for my Novel 2 rough draft. Gotta push through.

  3. Awesome!! If you need a proof reader I enthusiastically volunteer!!!!