This January the Tin Pencil will be celebrating its 2nd birthday, and I can’t help but look back on the time that’s passed and the writing that’s been accomplished in that time. Some Tin Pencil members, who at first attended meetings merely to humor me, have transformed into impressively prolific writers. Others, like myself, have found it challenging to complete one to two new pages between meetings, and when I think of the small quantity of work I’ve completed over the last two years I’m at least comforted that it’s more than I would have done if I didn’t have the Tin Pencil meetings as deadlines.
That said, how awesome would it be if 2010 were a bit more productive? I’m sure I could make more time to write if I really set my mind to it. I know I’d like to finally finish this last edit on my novel and send it out to some agents and then (squee! I can’t wait!) start writing the next one.
So what are your goals for your writing in 2010? Do you have a word count you’d like to hit? A number of stories you’d like to write? Are you finally going to query that agent you’ve been stalking online? At our last meeting of 2009, on December 23rd, or in the comments section here, I’d like it if we could all share our writing goals for the coming year.
And finally, how can the Tin Pencil help you meet your goals? I’d appreciate your thoughts.