• Your 2017 Accomplishments

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Inspiration     Comments 6 comments

    Last week, at the very end of 2017, we asked you to look ahead and share with us your literary goals for 2018.

    (If you haven’t done so yet, you should! We’ll be checking back on these throughout the year.)

    But sometimes it feels, what with all of these “tell us your goals” posts we publish, that we don’t take enough time to acknowledge our accomplishments; to point to the goal we set weeks, months or years ago and say, “I did it. I hit that goal.”

    So now that we know your literary goals for 2018, we want to know: What did you accomplish in 2017?

    (If you’re very brave, peek at last year’s “I Will” post and see what your goals were. Did you hit ’em?)

    Maybe you improved as a writer in 2017? Share with us how you did it!

    Maybe you started and/or finished a book? Tell us about it!

    Maybe you published a book, or published something else you’re proud of? Show us a link!

    Leave your 2017 accomplishments in the comments below. Don’t be shy about it. It’s not like you’re barging in here and crowing: I’m asking you to do this! Besides…

    It’s not bragging if it’s true.


    (Note: I believe our notifications are not working. If you subscribe, you may not get an email when someone replies to your comment. I’m working on this. In the meantime, just check back often!)


    WriteByNight co-founder David Duhr is copy editor and fiction editor at the Texas Observer and has written about books for the Dallas Morning News, Electric Literature, Publishing Perspectives, and others.

    WriteByNight is a writers’ service dedicated to helping you achieve your creative potential and literary goals. We work with writers of all experience levels working in all genres, nationwide and worldwide. If you have a 2016 writing project that you’d like a little help with, take a look at our book coachingprivate instruction and writer’s block counseling services. Join our mailing list and get a FREE writer’s diagnostic, “Common problems and SOLUTIONS for the struggling writer.”

    0 0 votes
    Article Rating
    Notify of

    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Barbara A Mealer

    In retrospect, 2017 was a year were I took many classes. It was a year of learning marketing, writing, website building and maintenance, editing, and the things I need to farm out to others more qualified than me. One of those is the covers for my books. After spending hours, I hated what I did. The cover I paid for was excellent, done in less than a week and will look great on my book. It wasn’t a year of publishing as I wanted to get things so I could do more in less time. I should be able to… Read more »

    Deborah L. Staunton

    This past year was very good to me as far as my writing goes. I had several pieces published in literary journals, including a few poems and I never thought of myself as a poet! But the one piece I’m the most proud of is this one that was published in Six Hens. http://sixhens.com/issues/8/the_knife.php

    John Liebling

    In 2017 I completed 712 pages of my best writing so far… I did it! I wrote two science fiction novels. My vision changed. My plot and characters evolved over three and a half years. Now I have the makings of a series of books. 365 days…I was actively writing, editing, creating, thinking at least 300 of those days. I know what I want to say. But I am still finding myself. Finding MY style. Looking at my inexperience as not necessarily a weakness. We all know reality is complicated. Life is complicated. Decade after decade we grow, evolving, changing;… Read more »

    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x