Setting Writing Goals For 2019

by | December 28, 2018 | General | 5 comments

I’ve never before set goals for writing for the year. My problem is that I’d list so many goals I’d get overwhelmed and not meet any of them. So I’m going to set a reasonable amount of reachable writing goals.

  1. Finish “Hell Time”, my YA sort of horror novel.
  2. Find a home for my paranormal werewolf romance novel “Full Moon Fever”. That one has been sitting forgotten at a publisher for months so I’m taking it back and sending it elsewhere. I could always self-publish it.
  3. Self-publish my erotic fairy tales collection, “Happily Ever After”.
  4. Aim for 6 published short stories in 2019.
  5. Try to get published in one of those Best Erotic Short Stories of the Year anthologies.
  6. Make sure I attend my writers group every week.
  7. Have fun while doing all this. It doesn’t have to be dreary despite all the rejections.

I’m in between visiting relatives and friends for the holidays.. Writing has come to a complete halt since Halloween. I managed to write a few short stories that ended up rejected, but I have new places to submit them. I’m busy writing blog posts like this one.

Above all, I want to wish everyone reading happy holidays and a very pleasant and productive 2019. Come up with your own reachable goals and go for them. I believe 2019 will be a good year.


Elizabeth Black writes in a wide variety of genres including erotica, erotic romance, horror, and dark fiction. She lives on the Massachusetts coast with her husband, son, and her two cats.


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Elizabeth Black's erotic fiction has been published by Cleis Press, Xcite Books, Scarlet Magazine, Circlet Press, and others. She also writes dark fiction and horror as E. A. Black. She lives in Massachusetts next to the ocean with her husband, son, and three cats. The beach calls to her and she listens.


  1. Darnell

    I believe 2019 will be a good writing year. I wish you the best in all your endeavors.

  2. Lisabet Sarai

    You’re very ambitious. I’m glad you’ve remembered to add having fun to your goals!

    Without that, it’s not worth it.

    Wishing you a productive and enjoyable 2019.

  3. Rose

    Here’s wishing you the best in meeting all your 2019 goals, but having fun while meeting them is the most important one. Savour every moment doing what you love and being with loved ones..


  4. Elizaeth Black

    Thanks for the comments everyone. Having fun is most important to me because it will enable me to achieve the rest of my goals. I can relax and let the creative juices flow! Have a very Happy New Year, everyone!

  5. Elizabeth Black

    Thanks, everyone. Having fun is important to me because it will enable me to achieve my writing goals. I hope all of you have a very productive and successful 2019. Happy New Year!

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