I got a lot of writing done this summer. I revised two manuscripts--one of them an R&R--and prepared to query a third. This more than meets my overall goals, but it still feels weird that the three months have passed already.
This semester is going to be intense. I already have two long emails from my advisor about my independent study, and we've been assigned readings for my other class. I believe a writer should always be writing, but my goals for the next couple of months aren't manuscript related (unless I get revision requests!). Rather, I want to hone my craft. I'm done with the MFA coursework portion of my degrees, and thus have to self-direct writing studies. It'd be pretty easy to never pick up a craft book again. I want to make an effort to do the opposite. Pick up my craft books, do the exercises in them.
I want to learn how to form better prose, something that isn't talked about as much in instructional books or blogs. I'm looking for people who want to make this a goal too, so we can exchange writings and critique, if anyone's interested!
What about you, what are your fall goals?