In my previous ROW80 post I think I stated my long term goal clearly enough, I want to finish the stories I start. After listing all of them I was extremely overwhelmed by the number of ongoing projects on my computer and in the various notebooks stashed in my drawers. I never realised how many story ideas I’ve started and abandoned halfway through. So I have decide to pick three novel ideas/projects and focus my writing on solely those three. When I finish one I may add another. So I willing be working on the following projects:

La Sirena

A contemporary/magic realism novella, following two musicians who find themselves having one of the strangest nights of their life and cannot shake the feeling that it might be due to the presence of the full moon.

Dust and Dawn

A multiple perspective fantasy novel based in a secondary world called Sal Dora.

When the crown prince of Sal Dora is murder while on a diplomatic mission to the Siren Kingdom, the fate of Sal Dora is dramatically changed. Alliances are broken, political marriages are destroyed and a new ruler must be crowned. But the Queen must have her revenge.

When a desert girl receives the power of a Guardian who dies before choosing a successor, a grave responsibility is forced on her. She is thrust into world filled with mysterious magic and complicated politics. Her job is to keep good and evil in balance and to make sure the rightful ruler succeeds the throne.


Still trying to figure this one out. All I know is that it will be an adaptation/retelling of Sinbad and it will most likely be my Nanowrimo project.


  • Must focus on creative writing for at least one hour everyday. (350-500 words)
  • Finish one short story every month.
  • Post a blog a week (besides ROW80)

I feel like these goals are reasonable enough and that they won’t interfere with my academics or a job later on in the year.

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5 thoughts on “Writing Goals

  • August 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Great goals!

    I have several projects laying around, but the majority are projects that need revision. That’s been a goal of mine since last year. I always tell myself I won’t start anything new, but I always end up starting something. 😉

  • August 22, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Sometimes, my things need to sit for a while, so that I have time enough to live and start to see them differently. I’ve come to accept that I’ll likely start a lot more things than I finish, but I am learning to choose more carefully at the outset, and finish more. Every year, I try to focus on learning more about one aspect of writing – this year, it’s revision.

    Your goals sound very reasoable, and achieving them seems as though it will put you in a good place to build from.

  • August 23, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Your projects sound fascinating. Like you, I have a bazillion projects going on. I find that lists are my friend. I’ve listed which projects have a completed draft and need revision, and which ones aren’t finished yet, etc. It’s a bit overwhelming, but hopefully I can get a few of those projects off my plate in the next few years. Good luck on yours!

  • August 24, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Sin sounds very interesting. Best wishes for figuring it out and finishing it during NaNoWriMo. And cats and dragons are the same? I’d never noticed. I’ll look more closely at my two feline children.

    • August 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      I’d like to think that cats and dragon would have the same temperament. 🙂


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