1. Write more.  This one is pretty simple.  I didn’t do too badly in 2011–finished my first novel, wrote a decent number of short stories, but I want to do better in 2012.  I’m not sure how hard this one will be to accomplish–I really do love writing, but finding time can get a little overwhelming.  I might try to cut back on social activities in the coming year to make more time for my writing.  

2. Submit more.  I want to have at least 30 stories out on the market at all times.  That means I have to write at least one new story every time I get one accepted.  

3. Send queries to agents.  I am really proud of my novel.  Most people don’t get an agent with their first one, but I need to try. 

4.  Keep up with reading Clarkesworld submissions.  I’m not working on Triangulation this year, so I should have plenty of time and mental energy to put into slush reading.  

About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at

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