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Start 2018 the Write Way Giveaway

December 4, 2017

Hello writers, readers, and editors!

To start off the new year, we wanted to share a huge giveaway with you. We’re joint-hosting with Kristen Kieffer of Well Storied. She recently created The Novel Planner specifically for all you writers that want to plan out your writing year. If you or a fellow writer has big writing dreams to accomplish in 2018, then enter our giveaway below! We’ll give you a quick run down of what you’ll win and how to win.

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  1. One entry per person. No fake accounts, please!
  2. Follow WritersDomain and Kristen Kieffer on Twitter
  3. Leave a comment below! Tell us about what kinds of writing goals you have for 2018.
  4. Earn more points by following us on Pinterest and Facebook.
  5. We will choose a winner at random, so earn as many points as possible to raise your chances!
  6. Enter any time between December 4th and December 31st.
  7. The winner will be announced on January 4th, 2018.

Prizes

If you thought you would win just the planner, think again! One lucky winner will earn the following:

  1. A print copy of The Novel Planner:Β This includes 12 undated monthly calendars, 52 undated weekly calendars, and four guided workbook sections to help organize your projects and set and achieve writing goals.
  2. A neat poster with a writing quote
  3. A pack of fancy pens

Does this sound like what you need for 2018? Then enter below!

Enter the Giveaway

If you’re ready to win, complete the entry form below:

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Let us know if you have any questions. Beyond that, may the odds ever be in your favor!

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296 comments

  • Matthew E.

    December 4, 2017 at 10:11 am

    My writing goals for 2018 are to write a book, but I don’t know what it will be about yet. And to make myself a website.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 4, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Both are huge goals! You’ll have to share your new website URL when you’re ready to show it off. πŸ™‚

    2. Jessica Hudson

      December 9, 2017 at 8:27 am

      My writing goal for 2018 is to write consistently and to outline the novel in my head on paper.

      1. WritersDomain

        December 11, 2017 at 3:03 pm

        Sometimes it’s hard to write consistently, so that’s a wonderful goal, and many people swear by outlining. We hope that helps with getting your novel out there!

    3. Jennifer

      December 9, 2017 at 9:10 am

      My 2018 writing goals are to complete my first novel-I have bits of chapters and scenes and to complete at least five short stories or short screenplays. Thank you and good luck to all!

      1. WritersDomain

        December 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm

        Short stories, screenplays and more! You’ve got impressive goals we’re sure you’ll accomplish.

  • Mary W. Jensen

    December 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Awesome giveaway! I could definitely use a writing oriented planner. My writing goals for 2018 are to finish one of my novel WIPs, submit my picture book to publishers, and publish a poetry collection.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      That’s a lot of writing! It’s so impressive that you write and publish so many different kinds of creative work. Good luck in the giveaway and good luck with your big and brave goals!

  • Rhiannon Amberfyre

    December 4, 2017 at 11:22 am

    My goals are to finish the first draft of my sci-fi series and my NANO project. Finishing setting up my website is also high on that list.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      It’ll be so nice to have an author platform so you can have a hub to brag about all your projects! Do let us know when your website is up and running so we can see how you’re doing on your goals. πŸ™‚

      1. Rhiannon Amberfyre

        December 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        πŸ™‚ The site is up and running at the moment, with some content on it, I try to upload something three times a week .
        http://www.amberfyre.com

  • Jason VanHorn

    December 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    My goals are publication of my latest book in early 2018, continue building my online platform, and finishing another book in a series.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Wow, 2018 has a lot in store for you. Or is it the other way around? Either way, good luck with your book series!

  • Susan Sherman

    December 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    My writing goals are to complete the book I started this year. I think this one has a lot of potential. And once I’m done with that, I want to start another book. Honestly I’ll probably work on both at once.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 4, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Woah! Will there be enough pages in this planner to hold all your goals and progress? πŸ˜‰

  • Anna

    December 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 include finishing my current WIP, getting my first novel into the hands of an editor, and beginning edits on my second novel.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Are these novels in the same series or are they standalone novels? Either way, those goals sound pretty great to us!

  • Katelyn Stapleton

    December 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    My goals are to get my first novel ready for Beta reading and continue working on my second novel. If possible, I would love to have book 2 out to Betas by the end of 2018 as well! I also plan to spend Camp NaNo in April writing book 3, as I am crafting a trilogy and want to keep participating in the NaNo challenges! πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:57 am

      NaNoWriMo is so helpful for writers. We need something to kick us in the pants and keep up with our ambitions! Good luck with your books this upcoming year, and good luck in the giveaway!

  • Jess Costello

    December 4, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    My writing goals include continuing edits on my current novel, writing some short stories, and crafting a ten-minute play I wrote for a class into a full-length. Who knows, maybe I might even get another novel idea?

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Wow! You’ve got a lot on your plate for 2018. Don’t let anything stop you from being amazing!

  • Sophie Mitchell

    December 5, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Provided I get the last two chapters of my current novel done by January, then my goals for 2018 are to edit like crazy and send out some queries to literary agents. I have a few other projects going at the same time (short stories and novels in the planning stage) I’m also in the middle of writing my undergrad dissertation so I’m giving myself the whole year to get my novel goals done – otherwise I don’t think I’d get round to it!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Keeping up with creative projects while doing school work is no easy feat! Pace yourself and plan your time well and we’re confident you’ll achieve all your wildest writing dreams this upcoming year.

  • Julie Dollery

    December 5, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Awesome giveaway! My 2018 writing goals is to take the plot idea in my head and breakthrough my writer’s block to get it down and published.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Writers block is the worst, but it sounds like you’ve got the motivation and stamina to move through it. Best of luck in the giveaway!

  • Caitlyn Saliba

    December 5, 2017 at 3:18 am

    My writing goals for 2017 include finishing edits on both of my WIPs and getting them out to beta readers for another round of editing.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:49 am

      It sounds like this isn’t your first rodeo. Go, Caitlyn, go!

  • Jessica Horton

    December 5, 2017 at 3:25 am

    I’m hoping to submit my first ever novel for publishing by December 2018 after writing 50k words during NaNoWriMo! (I know I have a lot of work to do…)

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Are you really a writer if you don’t set huge goals for yourself? πŸ˜‰ Good luck with your writing!

  • Eloise

    December 5, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I’m hoping to write one short story each month in 2018! πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Wow! That takes consistency and creativity. Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Aretha Grant

    December 5, 2017 at 5:39 am

    My 2018 goal is to self-publish one of the many books sitting on my hard drive.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Hooray! The self publishing world is full of so many amazing stories. We can’t wait for you to add your work to the mix!

  • Ivy Decker

    December 5, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Entered! Thanks for the fun opportunity!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Best of luck, and thanks for participating!

  • Jennifer Malneritch

    December 5, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time this year, and won! Which, of course, is super exciting! But I’ve got a long way to go with my book. My goal for December and January is to finish writing the first draft of my novel. For the rest of 2018, I have a few goals: 1. Edit my first draft and rewrite my NaNo Novel 2. Develop and offer creative writing courses to young local aspiring writers 3. Continue pursuing freelance work 4. To seek publication for my short story 5. (This is my bonus goal) to start turning some paragraph stories – from a writing challenge this summer – into longer short stories

    So, I suppose I have my work cut out for me!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 5, 2017 at 8:59 am

      You do have a lot of work to accomplish in 2018! You can certainly teach us a thing or two about setting and meeting goals. Best of luck with all 5 of your writing goals and good luck in the giveaway!

  • Anna Matetic

    December 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I have multiple goals. I want to start freelance writing some more and put that money in a CD towards my novel writing expenses. I want to finish my rough draft, edit it, and have a polished, agent-ready manuscript by the end of 2018. I want to save enough money from my writing to be able to hire an editor from the Loft to help me polish my manuscript.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 6, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Those are great goals! Saving money is such an important part of achieving book publishing dreams.

  • Carey H

    December 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    My writing goal this year is become stronger in my ideas and writing flow and to stop doubting my ability all the time.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 6, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Probably the most important goal there is. Well put, Carey!

  • R.M. Archer

    December 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I have a lot of goals for 2018. Probably too many, actually. I want to write and edit almost a full high fantasy trilogy, complete and edit its prequel, publish several short stories, write a novella, do a bunch of worldbuilding for a series of novellas, get my blog design and schedule finalized for the year, get my Facebook page schedule locked in… There’s a lot. XD

    1. WritersDomain

      December 6, 2017 at 8:57 am

      The Novel Planner would definitely help you keep all of them straight. These are fabulous goals! We are impressed and proud of you.

  • Megan Ward

    December 6, 2017 at 2:07 am

    My goal is to finish a draft of the novel I’ve had stuck in my head for years. I finally graduate in May, so I might actually have some time to do it!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 6, 2017 at 8:58 am

      It is pretty difficult to get to creative writing after doing school work. Congratulations on graduating soonβ€”that in itself is an amazing goal!

      1. Megan Ward

        January 2, 2018 at 6:29 am

        Thanks. That really means a lot. It’s been an uphill battle.

  • Autumn J. Cruz

    December 6, 2017 at 3:16 am

    My writing goals for 2018 is to complete the 85K90 challenge, publish a novel I am writing now and with the 85K90 have that novel published by the end of the year. That is having two or more novels published by next year. I plan on working on two different series next year.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

      That sounds like an impressive lineup. What is the 85K90 challenge? Is it similar to NaNoWriMo?

  • Liv Woodward

    December 7, 2017 at 6:55 am

    My main writing goal for 2018 is to write the first draft of my first ever novel. I’ve only recently got into fiction writing again after years of blogging and copywriting, and now I can’t get enough. I want to give myself the challenge of writing a novel from start to finish (even if it’s terrible and I never show it to anyone!). I’m giving myself the full year for a first draft because 1) it’s my first attempt, and 2) I’m getting married next year so wedding planning may take over my life.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 7, 2017 at 8:56 am

      That sounds amazing! Wedding planning is a doozy, so don’t be too worried if your manuscript isn’t fully complete when 2018 is up. But it sounds like you have the drive and the passion to do both, anyway!

  • Zoe Carmina

    December 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    In 2018, I am going to finish writing two of my WIP’s , and get everything edited, so that I can start 2019 fresh!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Woah! Already thinking about 2019! We’re excited to see where your writing takes you.

  • Anteria

    December 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    My goals are 2018 are to finish my TU series, publish, and have the whole series out by the end of the year. Also, to have my author website up and running. To be able to afford to pay my best friend for all the work she’s been doing for me/helping with. Also, to get my head on straight after finally leaving an abusive relationship and keep fighting for what I want.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 7, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      That’s an incredible lineup of goals and aspirations. Hopefully once you chart your own future, you’ll be primed to write your best work. Good luck!

  • Adaline

    December 8, 2017 at 11:55 am

    My 2018 goal is to finish my fantasy WIP and do some revising. Then I’m going to set that aside and focus on my historical fiction novel – finish brainstorming) outlining and hopefully finish the first draft before the year ends. πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      December 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Ending the year with two novels sounds like a win!

  • Freya

    December 9, 2017 at 6:07 am

    My writing goals for 2018 are to finish my first draft of my current WIP. I have been finishing my studies and working two jobs – seven days a week, week-in, week-out – for years. From the end of April I will be down to one job, so I will finally have the free time to do more than plot and claw out the odd hour to write. I want to make use of the time and do rather than dream.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      First drafts are always a struggle, but it’s so rewarding when you reach that finish line. That’s so exciting you’ll get more time to write! We’re cheering you on!

  • Stefanie

    December 9, 2017 at 6:14 am

    My 2018 goals are to actually finish a first draft, any first draft, and to win NaNoWriMo. My best was just under 30k so it’s definitely doable. I’m going to try and plan out much more thoroughly what my plot is, characters, settings etc and then I may achieve it.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Planning can definitely help a draft move along faster. We have some posts on outlining and characterization that might help. Good luck! You’ve got this!

  • Catherine @ A Spirited Mind

    December 9, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I write professionally, and client work always gets done, but I’d like to be more intentional about my personal writing projects (fiction, essays) in 2018

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      It’s nice to fit in time for personal projects. They’re satisfying and rejuvenating. Being more intentional about personal writing projects is a great goal!

  • D.B.Kennison

    December 9, 2017 at 6:31 am

    My writing goals are to finish the three manuscripts I have started, Indie publish one and query agents for the other two.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Wow, three manuscripts! That’s exciting and fun. And querying agents is quite the adventure. Let us know about any querying tips you have!

  • Susanna

    December 9, 2017 at 6:47 am

    This year I want to finish the book I’m working to since years. I have procrastinated it because of health issues, but I don’t want to wait anymore. That book is really important to me, and I know that I CAN finish it if I work hard. I have to stop waiting. Nobidy is gonna write it for me (fortunately!)

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      We can really tell you love your WIP, and your determination is inspiring! You can do this!

  • Sarah Phenix

    December 9, 2017 at 7:02 am

    This year I want to be better about making time to write and (fingers crossed) finally finish (or nearly finish) the manuscript I’m working on

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      It can be hard to fit in the writing time, but it will be worth it. It’s really such a great feeling when you finish a manuscript, so we’re cheering you on!

  • DreamingSheWolf

    December 9, 2017 at 7:10 am

    My writing goals for 2018 are:
    – Finishing my NaNoWriMo book
    – Join a writing contest (and hopefully make it to the last round!)
    – Plot the new story that’s been growing inside my head!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Those are some great goals. Let us know how the contest goes. That’s exciting you’re putting your work out there!

  • Rose

    December 9, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I want to self publish a book of my poetry, essay and art. I want to see more of my work published πŸ™‚ I want to learn how to write short stories.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      When you self publish, let us know! We’d love to see your work.

  • Darlene N. Bocek

    December 9, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I hope to finish my latest WIP this year, as well as start a new section of my blog.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Those are solid goals. What do you blog about? We’d love to check it out!

  • Katie

    December 9, 2017 at 7:53 am

    My goal is to complete my first book and possible start on its sequel.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      What’s better than one book? Two books of course! Keep it up and good luck.

  • Jonathan Rose

    December 9, 2017 at 8:13 am

    My 2018 goal is to finish the first book in my science fantasy series.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      How many books are you planning for your series? Best of luck as you get the first one done!

  • Mohana Rajakumar (@moha_doha)

    December 9, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I need to catch up on my works in progress by finishing up a manuscript from last November and doing the same for one written this November …

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Always work to be done, eh? We’re sending you good vibes full of writing passion!

  • Cait Wildhagen

    December 9, 2017 at 8:27 am

    My goal is to settle on a project and work towards it’s completion. 2017 was an alright writing year for me, but my attention jumped all over the place. I’m the end, I never completed anything I started.

    This is a fantastic giveaway! What a great idea.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      It’s interesting how different focusing techniques can change the way we work. Here’s to you getting stuff done!

  • JR

    December 9, 2017 at 8:38 am

    It would be nice to be querying by the end of 2018!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      A worthy goal for sure. It’s tough work, but we know you can do it!

  • Fiona

    December 9, 2017 at 8:54 am

    My writing goal for 2018 is to *FINALLY* finish a trilogy I started in 2012. (Ugh. I’m awful!) And maybe publish two more books, too.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Wow, a trilogy? The fact that you started at all is of course impressive. Keep dreaming big and working hard.

  • Mary Innerst

    December 9, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Hello WritersDomain! I am currently a writing student, so along with keeping my 4.0 grade point average in tact, my 2018 goals include finishing my YA novel and traveling for writing inspiration. I’m very hopeful about this upcoming year!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Hot dog, you’ve got amazing goals. You definitely deserve some travel along with all that hard work.

  • Cindy Rue

    December 9, 2017 at 9:04 am

    My goals for 2018 are to finish two books and begin the query process for an agent. If I don’t get a bite in 2018, I will self-publish in 2019. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Best of luck with your plan! Publishing of any kind takes guts and you seem to know what you want.

  • Jackie

    December 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    This is a timely (and excellent!) giveaway — I came up with an idea for a semi-autobiographical novel just yesterday, with plans to start in the new year. Fingers crossed!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Hopefully your idea is just the start of a great writing year. We’re cheering for you!

  • Brittany

    December 9, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I will definitely finish at least one of the novels I have started and get at least one short published.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Awesome goals! Are you leaning towards self-publication? Or do you have a specific publishing company in mind that you’d like to work with?

  • Mina

    December 9, 2017 at 9:42 am

    My goals are to draft and edit my book, as well as create a portfolio website for myself.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      Those are all super worthwhile goals to have for this next year! Do you have ideas for what you want to write on yet? And a portfolio website is such a helpful tool for writing and editing.

  • Jane Deskis

    December 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Goals for 2018 are to query for the 3 book story, starting with book one, and to finish the 5th editing trip through books 2&3 with input from beta readers.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Those are some exciting goals for 2018! It’s pretty nervewracking sending query letters. Keep us updated on how that goes for you!

  • Laura Jennings

    December 9, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I need to rewrite, edit, and polish more. I have a lot of completed rough drafts, but nothing ready to send to an agent. If I want to get my work out the door I have to stop giving in to creativity and stick around discipline a little more.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      That sounds like a good writing goal! How many rough drafts have you completed to date? It’s amazing that you’ve finished complete drafts of some of your work. Finishing drafts is the start of it all, so you’ve already got your foot in the door! πŸ™‚

  • Mike McGregor

    December 9, 2017 at 10:22 am

    My goal for 2018 is turn at least one of the many ideas I have floating around in my head down into a finished novel. Maybe even get it published in some form.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      That’s a great goal! Are you leaning towards self-publication or are you wanting to publish through a publishing house?

  • Holly Davis

    December 9, 2017 at 10:24 am

    My goal is to finish revising my MG and YA WIPS and win NaNoWriMo again!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      All excellent goals! The gumption it takes to win NaNoWriMo is amazing, and having other goals on top of that is awesome. Seems like you have an ambitious 2018 ahead of you!

  • Veronica

    December 9, 2017 at 10:37 am

    My writing goal for 2018 is to finally write a story I’ve been planning for a very long time

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      That sounds like a fun goal! Do you already have your outline ready to go? Or is it an idea you’re had for a long time and want to get out there?

      1. Veronica

        December 12, 2017 at 7:50 am

        I have this idea and I’m trying to find a way to make it work… I hope that next year I can finally find the right way to outline my story and finish it

  • Adriana

    December 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    My goals for 2018 is to not worry. To enjoy the process of letting my imagination go and not be overcritical about what I write. To get the courage to let people read what I write and grow as a writer from the feed back. 2018is going to be Awesome!!! πŸ˜‰

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      This is a fantastic goal! Being overcritical of our own work is a genuine struggle. We hope you share the amazing creations your imagination leads you to with us over this next year! It definitely sounds like 2018 is going to be awesome.

  • Rebekah

    December 9, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I hope to outline two short stories in 2018, as well as edit my current novel, and outline the sequel.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      That’s awesome! What genre does the novel you’ve finished fall into?

      1. Rebekah

        December 12, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        My novel is somewhere along the lines of fantasy/dystopian. But I am still working on the first draft at the moment, so the genre elements are still vague.

  • Renee van de Weert

    December 9, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I’ve completed the 1st draft of Book 1 and am 70k words into Book 2. My goal for 2018 is to complete the trilogy, edit and publish! All the planning and organisational help I can get would be much appreciated.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      That’s an amazing goal! And also, congrats of finishing the 1st draft for the first book and already being 70k words into book 2! That’s definitely something to celebrate.

  • Christine Lafargue-Bonet

    December 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I want to finish “La vie dont tu es le hΓ©ros” both in French and in English. Double goal right there!
    A book meant to inspire youth and young adults. πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Cool! We have some French readers among us, so be sure to share!

  • Hannah

    December 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    What an exciting giveaway!
    My writing goals are simple… FINISH A STORY!!!! I’ve been writing “seriously” for years now. And yet I’m frequently bouncing back and forth from project to project. Which means I never quite finish anything. This year I’d like to work on perfecting my writing routine by figuring out what works best for ME. Plotting vs pantsing, setting aside time each day (or at least several times a week), etc.
    Here’s hoping that 2018 is the year that IT HAPPENS. I will finish writing a novel this year. πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Great plan! All the organization in the world does no good if it doesn’t fit your style and your life, and no one can discover your routine for you. Best of luck with your writing!

  • Geneva

    December 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    My goal is finishing my WIP and starting the query process! Also adopting an African Grey Parrot, bc obviously.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      And why not? Your goal sounds great β€” attainable but by no means unambitious!

  • Tracey Dyck

    December 9, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    This looks awesome! I started bullet journaling this year, which has been great for organizing my personal schedule, but a planner specifically for writing goals would be PERFECT. πŸ˜€

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Yes! We have some big fans of bullet journaling at WD. Make all the goals!

  • Lora Edwards hasse

    December 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    My plan is to write 8 new books between my regular name and pen name

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Wow, you must be a really prolific writer. Eight is a lot of work! Do you use the different names for different genres of writing?

  • Roxanne

    December 9, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 is to create a schedule for writing and to just write! I’ll be done university in a matter of days so I’ll have more time to pour into the craft of writing.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Sounds like a fantastic plan! Starting a new phase of life and being able to focus more on writing what you love is great.

  • Jennifer

    December 9, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    My goal is to finally get past these blocks between me and this 15 year WIP I have. I just have to edit it, but it’s taking forever. :/. Then I can move on to something else. I can’t move past this one because I feel guilt for not finishing it up already.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      No need to feel guilty β€” some of the greatest works take the longest to write and edit. And you can always write a short story or start with a warm-up so you can get your creative juices flowing and have a little bit of variety without taking on a new project. Good luck!

  • Shannon Beau

    December 10, 2017 at 12:04 am

    I’ve already started putting into action some of my 2018 Writing Goals. I have signed up to do a 3 day workshop with an international bestseller in April. I have a monthly writing target, with reminders sporadically placed in my new diary, placed in my phone and in my calendar. And I’ve asked some friends to just prompt me every once in a while and ask me how I’m going. So I am pumped and exhausted at the thought of it all, already!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Sounds like you’ve got a solid plan. Good luck!

  • Roen Naska

    December 10, 2017 at 3:19 am

    My writing goals would be simple. I just want to finish the draft I failed NaNo with, and to publish my first novella in my country. I think I have found a good chance to do it. I will try to participate in NaNo again, but, this time, I will be more organized. I will try to win NaNo Camps as well, just so I can get more practice.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      We’re sure you didn’t fail NaNo β€” you may not have finished your draft yet, but the motivation to keep going is the most important part, and you’ve got that. You’ll have to post to us about your novella when you start promoting it!

  • Zoe

    December 10, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Hi, thanks for the giveaway! In 2018, I want to edit two of my novels, a paranormal romance and a romantic suspense, and maybe draft a sequel to one of those, time permitting. A busy year ahead to be sure! Happy holidays!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      You’re super ambitious, so we’re sure the results will be great! Best of luck with the giveaway and all your writing pursuits!

  • Marina F

    December 10, 2017 at 4:25 am

    My goal for 2018 is to finish my third novel. I’m already working on it and have completed 1/3 of the story.
    Another goal would be, when I’ve finished my novel, is to write a short story. How weird it may seems, I’ve never written a short story before (not counting the ones I wrote way back at school).
    A third goal for 2018 would be to start a next novel. So with these big plans I really could use the novel planner!

    Wishing you all a very productive 2018! πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      A writing planner would definitely help you track these projects and your progress! Best of luck in the giveaway!

      1. Marina F

        December 12, 2017 at 2:14 am

        It sure would! Keeping my fingers crossed. And thank you πŸ™‚

  • Amanda

    December 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

    My 2018 goal is to make writing a habit in my daily routine and to work on finishing at least one of my projects.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      This is a fantastic goal that is bound to help you finish projects and improve your writing skills.

  • Melissa (My World…in words and pages)

    December 10, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I’m working on a Christmas based book/series. I’m working on the last round of re-writes that I want to do before sending for a friend to read through and help me with those tough spots and things I’ve missed. Then hopefully send the first book out to see if it’ll be accepted. πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      That’s a lot to take care of, but it sounds like you understand the process well enough to pace yourself and accomplish each step of the process. πŸ˜€

  • Jennifer

    December 10, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Working towards finishing short stories with consistency, and then get back to the novel I have on hiatus. Great giveaway!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Thanks for entering the giveaway and best of luck with your short stories and novel!

  • Jessica Maybury

    December 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Writing goals for 2018 include….

    Well, I successfully finished NaNoWriMo for the first time ever last year and I’m still working on that novel now. 2018 is the year I finish it!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Yes!! We hope 2018 is your year! Well, and all the other years, too…

  • Karen Rossler

    December 10, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    My 2018 writing goal is to finish my fantasy YA novel. I got a good start during NaNoWriMo and then petered out after Thanksgiving. Having two 13-year-old relatives asking me once a week via Instagram, “How’s the book coming? Are you done yet? Are you done yet?” has made me realize just how disorganized I’ve become. Time to get it together!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:44 am

      It’s definitely a lot easier to finish a novel when you have pestering friends and family who are supportive of your goals! πŸ˜€

  • Erin

    December 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    It’s difficult for me to find time to write after work (I work full time), so my writing goal for 2018 is to go into work an hour early every day so I can take a 2-hour lunch and use that time as a creative break in the middle of the day.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Wow, this is an amazing idea! It’s so difficult to find the time to write when you have a job or you’re raising children, but you’re not letting that stop you. Good luck in the giveaway!

  • CM

    December 10, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I want to finish my first draft (by Easter) and hopefully my first revision/rewrite.

    1. CM

      December 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      P.S. I’m not on Twitter (I’m only borderline on FB), but I followed on Facebook & Pinterest!

      1. WritersDomain

        December 11, 2017 at 11:42 am

        Also, thank you for clarifying! We’ll still add you to the potential winners pile. πŸ˜€

    2. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Sounds wonderful! It’s not so easy to flesh out a draft in about 4 months, so it sounds like you’re prepared and dedicated.

  • Fatema

    December 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve never written a novel-length story before, but planned multiple ones, MULTIPLE times. I’m the sort that needs big events planned out in advance, and a solid outline, before i can start writing. So by the end of 2018 I want to have a fully fleshed-out novel-length story in detailed outline form, and at least half of it written.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Sounds like you’re a plotter and not a pantser. We’re excited that you’re ready to start writing!

  • Donna Gates-Smeall

    December 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I plan to complete two book projects. The first is called The Doughnut Flight for young readers and the other project is to be autobiographical for Young Adults Christian genre. I want to give total focus to completing and marketing these books so they sell well.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Wonderful! These books sound like great projects for kids.

  • Joelle Scarlet

    December 10, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I hope to go through the entire writing process in a year with one book (drafting three times, editing, plotting…not in that order…)

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Yes, understandable. Will you be publishing your novel the traditional or self publishing way?

  • Bethany

    December 10, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I want to complete and do multiple editing passes on my light fantasy novel, Chaos From a Box. If I meet that goal, I’d like to start work on the memoir I keep putting off.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Good luck on both of those projects!

  • Jessica C.

    December 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    My goal is to begin writing the novel I’ve been planning for the last two years!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Sounds like your project is going to be detailed and intricate!

  • Jennifer Dinsmore

    December 11, 2017 at 8:17 am

    My main writing goal this year is just to start. Finish things. I tend to move ahead, then lose steam. I have ideas for a novel and a ton of short stories–and I want to get a solid routine that will allow me to pursue these goals.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:31 am

      That’s a good way to look at itβ€”starting is often the hardest part of writing a novel.

  • Annisa Purwanto

    December 11, 2017 at 9:40 am

    My writing goals are to be courageous to put my thoughts and feelings on papers and create story plot out of it. I’ve been putting it on hold for too long, I strongly believe that I can (and I will) finally do it in the year 2018.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Yes! We hope this year is your year!

  • Elle

    December 11, 2017 at 10:35 am

    My goal is to finish my novel by summer. 2018 I’m half way there!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Yay! It sounds like you’ve already found the right writing habits for you to help you reach your goal. Good luck!

  • Elysa

    December 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I want to finish the novel I’ve been working on for a while. Hopefully with my two fiction writing classes coming up this next semester and this prize I can!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      That’s a great goal! We wish you good luck with everything!

  • Sarah

    December 12, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I decided to make small writing goals for 2018. I hope to complete two or three short stories.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Small and steady goals are an excellent way to experience 2018! Good luck with your short stories. πŸ™‚

      1. Sarah

        December 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

        Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Erin

    December 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    For 2018, my goals will be to finish my current novel and start drafting the second in the series.
    Wonderful giveaway!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 13, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Thanks for joining the giveaway, and best of luck with your series!

  • Chris G

    December 13, 2017 at 10:25 am

    My plan for 2018 is to finish the first draft of my epic fantasy novel, to also start work on a second project and stuff that pipeline full of creative juices .

    1. WritersDomain

      December 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Sounds like your 2018 will be busy! Is your second project also an epic fantasy novel, or are you working in a different genre?

  • Michelle

    December 13, 2017 at 11:52 am

    My goal is to publish three e-books in 2018. I’d also like to increase my client base and outsource half of my work.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      We love the business mindset you have! We’re pretty confident you’ll do a lot of great work in 2018!

  • Tynesha

    December 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

    My goal this year is write anything at all. I want to complete one piece of writing (be it a novel or a short story) because I am very good at getting started and planning, but not with the following through.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      This is a noble goal indeed. It’s really hard to complete novel projects, especially if they don’t have deadlines set by anyone else. It really helps to have a close friend or relative to keep you motivated or passionate so you can see yourself through! Knowing at least person wants to read the novel makes it easier to stick with the goal.

  • B.

    December 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    My plan is to complete hopefully one novel. I also want to increase web content writing work.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Sounds wonderful! Good luck with your goals and good luck in the giveaway!

  • Heather A.E.

    December 13, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I would love to complete a novel in 2018, which I’m sure will be a challenge since my first daughter is due in February!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 14, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Congrats in advance from us! πŸ˜€

  • Angela Clawson

    December 15, 2017 at 8:35 am

    My goal is to finish my book’s first draft by March and have it cleaned up and to my beta readers before the end of the year.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 18, 2017 at 8:27 am

      That sounds wonderful! Best of luck during the giveaway. πŸ˜€

  • Amy

    December 18, 2017 at 2:51 am

    My main writing goal for 2018 is to edit my NaNo novel from this year and start a new book πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      December 18, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Excellent! We’re excited for you. πŸ˜€

  • Sandra Gerth

    December 18, 2017 at 8:36 am

    My 2018 goal is to publish 2 novels in English and then to translate them into German.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Sounds amazing! Translating the novels in German will definitely widen your audience scope. Are you German or are you just fluent in the language?

  • Hannah Whiteoak

    December 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

    My goal is to spend some time every day writing for myself.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      That’s a lovely goal! We aspire to a similar lifestyle of writing each day, too.

  • Lisa McKinney

    December 19, 2017 at 11:52 am

    My goals involve starting a facebook group and gathering research for a book about my local area I want to write, as well as posting and promoting consistently the two blogs I have set up; making 2018 my most productive year yet!

    1. WritersDomain

      December 20, 2017 at 8:10 am

      That does sound like a recipe for being productive! What are your two websites about and why are they separate?

  • Emily

    December 20, 2017 at 8:38 am

    My 2018 goals are to publish my debut novel, send the next book to beta readers and then to an editor, and establish my writing as a real business.

    1. WritersDomain

      December 20, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Way to be, Emily! Best of luck with all your impressive goals and aspirations!

  • Stine Momo AgerbΓ¦k

    December 20, 2017 at 11:24 am

    My Writing goal for 2018 is to finalise one of my 3-4 in progress projects and work towards getting it published. Also to enjoy the writing process and incorporate it as an everyday part of my life again (after a too stressed office job periode).

    1. WritersDomain

      December 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Those are two wonderful goals! We can tell you’ve got a good idea of how to succeed. Nothing to it but to do it! Good luck in the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  • Cameo

    December 23, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    My writing goal for 2018 is just to be more consistent in making time for writing.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Sounds like a goal we could all benefit from. We hope you’re able to create a writing schedule that works for you!

  • amelia

    December 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I want to write everyday, but not just in a journal but in a manuscript.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:39 am

      That’s a great goal. Best wishes as you take on this challenge!

  • Cheyenne Bramwell

    December 30, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    My goals for 2018 include continuing my daily poetry blog, finishing my current draft of my first novel, and starting my second one. Also, starting a podcast πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:38 am

      A poetry blog sounds so lovely! And the world always needs more podcasts. (That’s not sarcasm.) Keep it up!

  • Zezrie Napier

    December 31, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I’m crazy quilting a novel together, and could use your book as a club to beat it into submission.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Now that’s what we like to hear! Good luck as you conquer your novel.

  • Lyn

    December 31, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Excuse me but today is still December 31st. It is now 12:59 pm CST in the USA. This says the I’ve away is over. How can that be?

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 9:38 am

      We had a hiccup with the cut off time, but we fixed it as soon as we noticed the error. We still saw your submission!

  • Karlene

    December 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    My writing goal for 2018 is to not feel intimidated to write a novel as I’m always worried whether or not the story is interesting enough or I don’t have the time to complete it. I also want to be motivated more to complete my unfinished works and be able to bring my ideas to life.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Sometimes the hardest part of doing anything, especially writing, is believing it’s worth doing. And we believe in you and your goals.

  • Ashley Parsons

    December 31, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 include: writing at least three days a week for an hour each day, finishing a chapter a month, having it all written by July 14th, having the first draft edited at least once by October 31, and having the edits in and a second draft ready by Christmas.
    In addition I have a goal of a weekly, quality, #blogpost. #nothingsbetter

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Kudos to you for this precise planning! It can go such a long way. Good luck!

  • Brenda Nicholson

    December 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    My writing goals are to finish my first memoir and get it published, and (hopefully) finish my research and put together a healing program for people who have fled abusive situations. Especially polygamous cults, since that’s my history. I also need to write narrative and film it to go along with the series of short documentaries I’m working on. I expect to have a very busy and productive year!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Wow, you have such diverse and admirable goals! It’s great to hear about such inspiring plans.

  • Hannah

    December 31, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    My writing goals are two fold. One is to put together a writing routine (with grace periods too though, don’t want to made the mistake of this past year by trying to be “the perfect writer”). And I hope that will help with my second (and biggest goal, I think), which is to actually finish writing a novel. For years I’ve had trouble sticking to one project. Seems like I usually have 3-4 projects going on, and every few months I switch back and forth between them, depending entirely on inspiration. And it’s not working. So I’m going to try very hard to work steady on ONE project. I’m also tweaking my genre a bit (historical fiction to historical mystery fiction), and I’m hoping that I’ll finally have success with finishing a first draft. Like Kristen said on her most recent blog post, I’m more of a storyteller than a writer. Drafting is murder for me! But I’m hoping to get past that issue in 2018. πŸ™‚

  • Lyn

    December 31, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 is to finish editing my book for publication and continue writing on present project.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:33 am

      Sending you speedy editing vibes so you can finish your book!

  • Jeff Chant

    December 31, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    My goals are to habituate a daily morning writing practice, and to complete a novel in progress.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:31 am

      We love the idea of creating a habit of morning writing. Good luck!

  • Kimberley Bailey

    December 31, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 are hopefully participating in both CampNaNos and NaNoWriMo. They also include trying to get some stories finished and submitted for possible publication.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 3, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Those are all worthy hopes and plans! We wish you the best in getting your work ready for publication. It’s no easy task, but well worth it.

  • Emily S

    December 31, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    My 2018 writing goals are to organize all my ideas into one space (currently have everything in notebooks, post it notes, computer files on multiple computers, and who knows where else!), create a character catalog of all the characters I’ve created (no matter how undeveloped yet!), save it all on a cloud (very important lol), and hopefully finish a short story I’ve started!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      We hope you find an organizational strategy that works for you! Good luck.

  • Desina Van

    December 31, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    This year, fir sure, I plan to finish the first and second drafts of the book I am working on. Hopefully, in the process I will learn enough from doing it that I can finish at least one other first draft that I have started. So many ideas that I love, I just never finish. Every year I say I will.

    Tjis will be the year!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      We agree: This will be the year! Finishing works in progress is no small feat. We believe in you.

  • Janice Hampton

    December 31, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    This year I’m doing my writing goals a little different than I’ ve done in the past. I’m using a different word each month to focus on different things. January’s word is Productivity. What this means for me is that I’want to be productive in working on my WIP. I’d like to finish it by the end of the month, but I also have a tendency to edit as I go which I know to some is a big “nono”. I’ve decided to go with it as long as it keeps me working on the story. So what this will look like is, for example, I several scenes which I haven’t finished yet and just have the words (FINISH SCENE). I’ll be working on wrapping those up and as a result, add more to the story. I also plan on being Productive by deciding how I want to end the story. I’ll be brainstorming about that.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      That is such a neat way to organize your goals! We’ll be jotting that down to use ourselves.

  • Sammy

    December 31, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I want to complete a project start to finish this year. I have ridiculous anxiety about my writing that always undermines my goals and I am determined that I am going to move past it. Thanks for the websites and for the giveaway opportunity!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      The paralysis of creating certainly never gets old, but we believe in you!

  • Christina

    December 31, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    My goal is to make writing a priority again. I was diagnosed with a chronic illness this past year and it consumed every ounce of me. Even though I’m still not in remission, I am managing fine and I know I can eek out a set amount of words every day!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      An admirable goal indeed! Glad to hear you’re taking back time for what you love.

  • Kathy

    December 31, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    My goals are to 1) read more and more widely across genres, 2) study the writing craft as it pertains to character building/arcs, 3) finally call a handful of short stories finished and find homes for them, and 4) finish the second book in a trilogy including editing and polishing. I’d like to add a goal that others have mentioned — learn to enjoy the process!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      It’s so easy to get stuck in certain genres or styles of writing. It’s great to hear you’re planning to branch out!

  • Steph Nickel

    December 31, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    My plan is to launch my line of ebooks this year.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      That sounds like an excellent goal. We wish you all the best!

  • Cathy Brockman

    December 31, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I hope to publish at least 3-5 books in 2018. Happy new Year.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      You’re aiming high and we love that! Best of luck to you.

  • Hayley L

    December 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    My goal for the new year is to take the book I finished this year for NANO and really edit it, polish it and ultimately submit it.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Great goal, Hayley! Are you planning to self-publish? Or send query letters? Or do you already have a publisher lined up? Whatever the case, good luck with the polishing!

  • Geneva

    December 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    My 2018 goal: FINISH THE DARN BOOK.

    I hope to be submitting by the end of the year.

    Also, dedicate some time to building a website and social media presence, possibly involving youtube.

  • Michael McGregor

    December 31, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    In 2018 I’m writing that novel I’ve been kicking around my head for for the past five years

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      From the head on to paper! That’s a great goal to have. Good luck!

  • Tara Taggart

    December 31, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 are to practice, practice, practice. I’m young, and I know I’ve got a lot to learn still. I feel like my head is overflowing with story ideas, and I crave writing. The most important goal I have is to start actually writing something that’s part of a bigger picture. Right now, I seem to only have snippets of stories, short poems, or pieces of prose. I only wrote when inspired, but I need to commit to a schedule so I can hone in on my passion and practice. I am determined to be dedicated, because I finally feel as though I’ve figured out what is the right path for me to take. The novel planner will keep me organized, the pens will help me write, and the poster will keep me inpsired. I am excited to see what this year will bring and explore my potential!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Practice makes perfect, and it sounds like you have a busy year of it planned ahead for yourself. πŸ™‚ Those are great goals to have!

  • Emily

    December 31, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    My goals for next year are to really get into the overhaul of my writing. I will worry less about drafting brand new material (like a machine) and instead feel comfortable spending lots of time really tweaking and working on projects that need the time (and red pens) that help to make them shine so that I can feel confident querying

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Polishing and querying are both really great goals to have! Good luck!

  • Sarah Linhart

    December 31, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    My writing goal this year is to start writing my first novel. I’ve been putting it together for about a year now, making tons of notes about my characters and scene ideas and world building. However, I’ve been having trouble sitting down and writing the actual novel! It’s the first in a series of five that I plan to write. It’s going to be a series with superpowers based on elements, with the first book’s character able to communicate and interact with spirits. Hopefully now that I’ve got a new tablet and bluetooth keyboard as holiday presents, I can now write whenever and where-ever I want. I’ve got Scrivener, Onenote, and Dropbox as backup, so now it’s my goal for the new year to get down to business and get this first book written!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      That sounds like a very fun series! And the better outline and notes you have the easier it’ll go when you sit down and start working on the story itself. It sounds like 2018 is going to be a great year for you. πŸ™‚

  • Carolyn

    December 31, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 at to get a story published and to write my first novel by October. I have characters, storyline, and the beginning and ending! I just have to figure out how to write it!!! πŸ™‚

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Well, it sounds like your basically already there! Good luck!

  • Max Danziig

    December 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    To complete and publish two more novels in my debut series, and build a following through my blog.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Great goals! How long is your debut series so far?

  • Melissa Tarantino

    December 31, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    My writing goal is to submit my manuscript to a publisher.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Do you have a particular published in mind already? That’s an excellent goal to have!

  • Andrea

    December 31, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 are to query my first novel and write two new pilots. I would also like to refine my outlining process so my second novel goes smoother than the first. Although, just getting words on paper will make me happy!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Those are some ambitious and awesome goals! Does the novel you’re wanting to query and the two pilots your thinking of writing fall within a particular genre?

      1. Andrea

        January 2, 2018 at 3:54 pm

        The novel is a historical satire and the pilots will be a sitcom and a historic/biographic drama. I’ve written comedy exclusively, so I’m excited to dig into some drama this year.

  • Pat Whitney

    December 31, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    My goals are to finish the 5th and final book of my series, begin the next novel/new main character and see where it takes me, find an editor, and set up my website. All within reach and possible. Wishing you a productive and happy 2018, as well.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      5th!? Dang! It’s always fun to discover a new character and see where things go. All excellent goals and it totally is within your reach. Good luck with your 2018!

  • Misty

    December 31, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I feel like my writing goals never get finished, but I’m hoping this year will be the year, to finally get something off my chest!
    1.) Finish editing my novel & post it on getunderlined.com for beta reader purposes (it really does help to have fresh eyes). After that, submit it to an editor for publishing.
    2.) Hopefully create an author’s platform to help my novel grow.
    3.) Maybe publish a book of poems or two.

    It’s really hard to listen to your friends and family talk about how passionate of an writer you are, when you don’t have anything for them to read!!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      These all sound like great goals! Fresh eyes are so important for getting new perspectives. And a book on poetry is such a great idea! Do you have a favorite form for poetry?

  • Kirsten Corby

    December 31, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    My goal for 2018 is to write and publish my second book.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      The second book in a series, or just your second book in general? Either way, fantastic goal!

  • Christine Monson

    December 31, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    My 2018 goal is to finish the rough draft of the novel I started for Nanowrimo.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      That’s an awesome goal! And it’s great that you want to keep working on your Nanowrimo project. Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.

  • Susan Policoff

    December 31, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I am revising the first draft of a novel, and polishing a collection of connected short stories, two of which have been published, in hopes of being ready to query agents by this summer. Also reading several good craft books–John Truby’s, and Donald Maass, The Emotional Craft of Fiction.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      It’s awesome that two of your stories are already published, and polishing novels at the end is a fun part of the process. Good luck as you start sending out query letters! You got this!

  • Katie

    December 31, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    This year I want to start writing again! I had to stop during NaNoWriMo because I discovered my vision was so bad after my most recent pregnancy that I was getting horrible migraines from typing on my computer even an hour. I hope to get glasses once vision insurance kicks in in the new year and then the challenge will be getting in the habit again after not even opening scrivener in close to 2 months.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      That’s rough that you had to stop after your last pregnancy. But we’re excited that you should be able to start up again during this next year! What do you think you want to write when you can?

  • Nicole

    December 31, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    My writing goals are to start querying agents and launch a website!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Querying agents is both thrilling and terrifying! What an excellent start for 2018! What sort of a website are you planning?

  • Claire C.

    December 31, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    My writing goals are to finish the last revision of my novel, and then get to work on the second series I have planned. Also, to commit to writing every day, even when it feels like hacking through thick weeds with a dull machete.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      It’s tough to find time to write every day, and that’s a great description for what it can feel like sometimes πŸ™‚ . How many books are you planning to make your series?

      1. Claire C.

        January 2, 2018 at 1:31 pm

        The novel I am trying to finish a final (and definitely final!) revision on is the first in probably at least 8 or 10. The second one would probably be about the same β€” an urban fantasy world thrust into a zombie apocalypse, and how the various supernatural creatures struggle to survive alongside their mortal kin.

        1. WritersDomain

          January 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm

          Claire, that sounds absolutely fascinating! And a 8-10 book series is awesomely ambitious. Keep us apprised of your progress! πŸ™‚

  • Barbara Strickland

    December 31, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    My goals are scaring me but I’m willing to give it a go. I want to have another 2 books in my series The Unexpected Series in both eBook and print (with improved editing so lots of research and reading needs to be done). I would also love to have a few short stories as giveaways on my website for my readers while staying faithful to my blog at the same website at least once a month, twice if possible and yes there is more, I would love to stay kind, loving and helpful while the rest is happening. Did I mention staying sane is also a priority?

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Taking 2018 by storm, we see. Those are some ambitious goals! But you’ve totally got this!

  • Gabriela

    December 31, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    My goal is to finish the story I’m writing and to hopefully publish.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      That’s a very worthwhile goal! What sort of story are you working on?

  • Brenna

    December 31, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    My writing goals for 2018 are to finish my draft of my novel and also to write a short play for high schoolers to perform.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Those sound like some fun goals!

  • Tatyana

    December 31, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I finished my first draft about a week ago, so my writing goal for 2018 will be to rewrite my book with more meaning and eventually publish it.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Writing and publishing a book is definitely a journey. Congratulations on finishing your first draft!

  • Willow

    December 31, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    My writing goals are to finish my revisions and begin querying agents. Little by little with a small goal each day.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Doing just a little each day is such a good way to work on a goal. It sounds like you’ve got a good plan and plenty of determination. Good luck!

  • Addy

    December 31, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Excited for the new year, and I’m working on setting new writing goals tonight. I suffer from the 15000 word wall syndrome. Hoping to break through it. Like REALLY break it, and this time its for real. Wish the rest of you luck.

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      You know, you’re right. It seems it’s always around the 15000-word count mark that things get rough. Good luck! You can break through!

  • Fatimah Gomez

    January 1, 2018 at 9:37 am

    My writing goal of 2018 is to finish the novel that I’ve been writing for what seems like forever, but I’ve got my goal in sight and I know that I can definitely do this!!!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Oh, that’s so exciting! You’ve got this!

  • Laura McCann

    January 1, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Writer’s goal is to crack the code on editing, my most loathed activity!

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Editing can be beastly. We’re cheering you on!

  • Amy

    January 2, 2018 at 5:49 am

    My 2018 writing goals include writing every day, writing two first drafts for upcoming books, and editing my 2017 NaNoWriMo novel πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer

    January 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve got several goals in mind, but it’s been mentioned that I may need to order them a bit better, prioritizing the “must” and the “might want to” items in the list.

    2018 Goals:
    *write a little every day!
    *do a little FUN writing at least 1x week
    *one (1) blog entry per week @ jenniferjhowe.com, minimum.
    *finish the little e-book needs a final edit and publish (Splashes & Ripples)
    *continue research on Attachment, Child Development, and TBRI (for memoir)
    *work on format/flow with someone re: memoir
    *be more diligent about time on the memoir (min: 5 hrs/week)
    *find out how social media can be useful
    *maybe assemble a second e-book with blog posts…

    1. WritersDomain

      January 2, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      We hope you prioritize the fun writing! It has so many benefits, and we hope you enjoy them.

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