Setting goals! In this episode of the Mad Writers Union our intrepid podcasters work through figuring out their own writing related goals for 2016.

Nina has her goals fairly well covered. She knows how long things take. Her goal of two novels this year is ambitious while still achievable.

Tim gets rather too overly ambitious. He needs to figure out how long things take for him. The podcasters work through his goals to get them to a more realistic, doable level.

Jay has the biggest problem of all in that her higher level goal is too amorphous to approach directly. The podcasters work through her situation in order to come at some form of goal to work toward in 2016.

Recommended reading

Jay’s recommendation: Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica

Nina’s recommendation: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

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Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (; licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0