What’s in Store for 2018.

After tonight, the next time I post here will be on January 1, 2018. So this is the perfect time to share my writing goals for 2018 (some of which are already in full swing).

Here we go:

-Submit work to publications at least once a week

-Complete my E-Book. I have an outline. It’s time to execute.

-Complete my novel. This was on my list last year. I know achieving this goal will be a result of my effort and consistency. No excuses.

-Go to more events as part of James River Writers, our local organization for writers. I went to a Writing Show, their annual conference, a book reading and a salon but I can make time for more.

-Connect with and be of service to other writers

-Strengthen my accountability resources (Be more active in my online groups and with my current writing partners)

-Embrace opportunities to speak about my journey (whether that be as part of a panel, as a speaker or as a podcast guest)

-Read more (2 books a month). Some months I read more, some less. I would like to be more consistent.

-Continue to go to book signings (especially for local authors!)

-Continue blogging 3 times a week.

-Do #bloglikecrazy challenge with See Jane Write again in November! (That challenge stretched me and gave me the idea to incorporate Meatless Monday posts).

-Seek more opportunities to guest post (at least once a month).

-Continue to take writing classes, even if it’s just a one-day workshop.

-Write down my goals daily in my journal!

-Remember to keep having fun! This level of commitment to writing is still technically in its infancy so there is no need to compare my walk with anyone else’s. I love that last year at this time I didn’t have a blog, had never taken a writing class, had only been published on one site, never thought to apply for a fellowship, and did not have a writing group. All of that has changed in the space of one year. I feel like my eyes have sprung open. I am already excited about what goals I will get to post in December 2018.

Happy New Year to all of my readers! I wish and pray for the absolute best for all of you!

Your turn: What are some of your goals for 2018?



  1. Gina Cotis says:

    First of all I truly like the pic. And the cup certainly speaks to you, as a hard working
    creative writer/ blogger.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. No goals, but if you are looking for places to practice guest posting, I’m always open. Guest Post Invitation & Rules

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kristina says:

      Thank you, Rodney! I will be happy to take you up on your invitation.


  3. Cheryl Gray Ball says:

    You go, girl! You’re one powerful woman.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kristina says:

      Thank you, Cheryl! I am in good company. πŸ™‚


  4. Arvat McClaine says:

    Love this post and your blog! Very inspiring. Your voice is so likable and soothing to the soul! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kristina says:

      Thanks, Arvat! I appreciate the love and encouragement! I’m so glad you enjoy reading my work.


  5. Sheila D Johnson says:

    You have definitely found your stride. As I always say, I love your transparency. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ The mug is spot on.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kristina says:

      Thank you, Sheila! I appreciate your support!


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