Writing Goals for 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to the New Year! 2016, for the most part, was a great year for me professionally. I wrote some great material and had some major successes for publishing. But, like anything in life, there is always room for improvement. Today I wanted to outline a few goals I have for the upcoming year. A few things I can strive for to reach the level in my writing career that I want. Sound good? Okay. First things first…

 

1. Finish a Novel

I think this is kind of a big one. I’ve had false starts too numerous to name and I’m honestly a bit sick of it. My newest project, a Gothic Horror novel, is coming along nicely. I’ve been doing heavy plotting to avoid getting derailed. 2017 will be the year that I finish one up.

2. Publish 5 Stories

You might be thinking to yourself, “Logan, 5 seems like a kind of arbitrary number.” Well, dearest reader, in both 2014 and 2015 I published 4 short stories, which is an even more arbitrary number. My big mission for this year is just Career Improvement. Pushing myself to write more and aggressively submit is the next logical step.

3. Read 50 Books

Another number with ‘5’ in it. Most professional writers would tell you that one key to becoming a better writer is to read a lot. And this is the way it starts. I’m four books in already. Must… keep…. reading….

4. Network

Not social network, though that may be a factor. No, I want to get talking with some other writers! Make some connections! I know there are other writers, just like me, looking for input and support. We all want to improve. Sometimes having a like-minded friend is a good step.

Okay! That’s four goals. Finish a novel, publish more, read more, and network. I hope 2017 will be awesome. As always, please follow me on Twitter @logan_noble and follow this blog! Do you have any writing goals (or any goals for that matter) for the year of our Lord 2017? Comment below!

Until next time…

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New Story Alert!: ‘They Come Crawling’

You read right! As of November 2016, my story ‘They Come Crawling’ has been released into the wild, courtesy of Alban Lake Publishing!

It’s featured in a incredible book of short stories focused on H.P. Lovecraft’s infamous institution of higher learning, Miskatonic University! As soon as my contributor copy came in the mail I DEVOURED this thing. If you’re feeling some good horror, please go pick it up here or here! You can also check out all of Alban Lake Publishing other books on their website!

Happy reading!

Writing & Wordpress: An Introduction To Me

I like having a blog. Quite a bit actually. I also run The Fiction and Film Emporium, which is a blog that focuses on film, fiction and Magic: The Gathering content.

This is going to be a bit different.

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a small child. I wrote a fantasy novel (not much of one) in a series of $1 notebooks. It was entitled ‘The Three Crystals’, and it featured a young prince named Con on a mission of vengeance. It also stole characters from the gaming series ‘Fire Emblem’ and had a island filled with sentient cows. Yeah. It was a mess.

But it was fun to write. Which is why I write. It’s why I started The Fiction and Film Emporium. It’s why I started this site. That’s a lot of whys. Sorry.

Take a look around this site. My short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies from some great publishers and websites. Click over to my Bibliography to hunt them down. Also, feel free to click on the little Twitter bird to follow me there!

Come back around for most posts here. I can’t wait to see you again.