In keeping with last year’s 2014 Goals page (and how often I checked my progress against them here, instead of finding the original post outlining the year’s goals), here is the 2015 Goals page. From here, you can follow my progress on any of the individual goals I’ve set up for this year. This is also where I’ll make periodic notes about how things are going, and also track my reading list.

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2015 Goals

1. Read 30 books (or 9000 pages, assuming 300 pages per book, and 350 words per page (for e-zine reference)), including 1 short-fiction venue per month:

BOOKS:

1. The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel – Robert J. Ray
2. Midnight is a Place – Joan Aiken
3. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
4. After Dark – Haruki Murakami
5. The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery – Robert J. Ray & Jack Remick
6. Whose Body? – Dorothy L. Sayers
7. Might As Well Be Dead – Rex Stout
8. Trouble in Triplicate – Rex Stout
9. Eggs – Jerry Spinelli
10. A Wild Sheep Chase – Haruki Murakami
11. Underground – Haruki Murakami
12. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Tales from the Mortuary – Caitlin Doughty
13. Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey
14. Bird by Bird – Anne Lammott
15. The Five Red Herrings – Dorothy L. Sayers
16. The Art of Fiction – John Gardner
17. Starve Better – Nick Mamatas
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SHORT FICTION VENUES:
(Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Shimmer, Glimmer Train,
Intergalactic Medicine Show, Cricket, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shock Totem, TBA, TBA)

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2. Write everyday, even just a little bit.

3. (OPTIONAL) Edit “Lunar Lots” to submittable final version.<–STARTED!

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4. Submit (and keep rotating) one new story per month, for a grand total of 12 stories submitted this year.

SUBMITTABLE NEW STORIES:
1. The Behemoth Beaches – Dark Fantasy/Weird
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And that’s it! Here’s to a productive 2015!

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