Zoom Goes 2013

Did you notice more than half of 2013 has rushed past?  It’s hard to believe, but we turned the calendar to July more than a week ago.  Bet you know what I’m going to talk about today.

And you know what happens around here when we reach the half-way point of each year.

It’s time to take a look at your semi-annual and annual goals.  Where are you in completing the tasks you set yourself in January?

Do you have a long list of submissions out to magazines and publishers?  Do you have new publishing credits to brag about?  Are you thousands of words into the meat of your novel?  Have you been reading in the genre you’re writing?  In many genres?

If you’re looking at your 2013 goals with a sick feeling in your stomach because you’ve done nothing toward them – stop worrying.  This is the day you analyze what you can still do within this year, and you get motivated again.

The only way you can fail, is if you don’t write.


Every baby step you take from now on gets you that much closer to a published article, to your completed manuscript, to living as the writer you see inside yourself.

Don’t take my word for it.  See for yourself.  Take a deep breath, close all the open windows on your computer except your word processing tool of choice – and start writing.  We’ll be waiting on the other side.


How well have you met your goals so far this year?  What steps do you plan to take to write your way through the remaining months of 2013?  Leave a comment and share your ideas and encouragement with your fellow writers.