Okay, so I haven't been writing too much at the moment, mainly because I've been staying up way too late watching a Korean drama, My Princess (good, but the ending is very anti-climatic). But now I'm going to get back up and working (says the person currently on the internet) and according to a book on influence I read, if a person writes something down, they are more likely to follow that statement. People naturally want to be consistent, and so they don't like saying they're going to do something and then end up not doing it. If they just say or think something, it's easier for them to contradict themselves. But if it's written down, especially where other people can see it, the person is now more fully committed. In that spirit, I now suggest that we all post our writing goals for the end of the year. Now, a few rules. First of all, don't overwhelm yourself. You know the limits of your ability, especially the restrictions on your time. Do not choose lofty goals that you hope to achieve one day, but smaller goals that you know for a fact you can manage right at this point in your writing life. Secondly, absolutely no more than three goals, and preferably a mere two. As for my goals: - Write out a fan-novel to hopefully be published by the gaming company. (outline nearly finished) - Finish my set of ten short stories for publication on Amazon. (a couple of stories completed, three in-progress, and the rest undecided) - Actually succeed at NaNoWriMo So yeah, note that by posting in this thread, you're leaving yourself accountable to the fellow forum-goers. I'll be posting another thread at the end of the year, to see who succeeded or not. And I'll post my own progress. I hope I didn't pick too much...eh, if I succeed at NaNoWriMo, it'll probably take care of the other two.