We’ve finally arrived in the future. At 10.29am this morning (AEDT) 22 October, 2015 (4.29pm 21 October, California time!) we reached the point in time when Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown arrived from the past in their flying DeLorean in the 1980s film, Back to the Future Part II.


When my children were small I remember calculating the age I would be on their 16th, 18th and 21st birthdays. Well, that time has come and gone. And here I am – in the future.

Have you ever taken the time to think about your writing goals?  I have. I plan to write 7 novels in the next 10-12 years. Here is where I’m at :-

My goal is to pen 10 novels. I am within weeks of finishing novel # 3 and of the remaining 7 novels I have yet to write, 6 will be written as part of my ‘apprenticeship.’  Then…(Drum Roll)

October 2027, Novel #10 !! By the time 2027 rolls around I would have spent 17.5 years from the time I started writing novel #1. I calculate, based on the number of writing workshops I have already attended that by 2027 this figure would have climbed to 50.

IMAGINE it’s October, 2027 – this is when I plan to hit the big time!!! The Ned Kelly Award?  The Booker Prize? Hollywood Movie rights?

Note to Gina : LOL.  Yeah right, in your dreams!

But seriously folks, life would be pretty boring without dreams and aspirations. But beware. From my experience after having set a clear path one needs to stick to that path. Herein lies success.

images-1So, where to start?

Your goals need to be  SPECIFIC. I plan to write 10 books.

Your goals need to be  ATTAINABLE. I’ve written 3 books in 5.5 years. I’m becoming more confident, the writing process is speeding up. I don’t sweat over every last word.

Your goals need to be MEASURABLE. In my case I’ve written 3 novels, so I’m 33.33%  of the way through the 10 books I plan to write.

Good luck with your writing goals. Wherever you are or whatever you’re doing on 22 October, 2027 you might  spare a thought for Gina Amos. Who knows? She could be on a stage somewhere accepting an award for her 10th novel.

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11 Responses to BACK TO THE FUTURE-2027

  1. Gail Rehbein says:

    You’re progress is impressive! Continuing along the path is definitely key – regardless of the weather. Great post Gina! Here’s a toast to keeping the keyboards tappety tapping 🙂

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  2. gina amos says:

    Yes, will definitely toast to that, Gail!

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  3. Sue Coletta says:

    2027 hmm…that would make me…actually, that’s doable. I hope I’m standing next to you Gina, accepting the award(s). If not, I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines. I’m a huge believable in dreams. The bigger the better. But we also need attainable goals, as you say, so our feet touch the earth.

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  4. Erik says:

    Gina your three markers are actually part of the “SMART goals” acronym. You’ve listed the ‘S,’ ‘M’ and ‘A.’ The ‘R’ is generally “Realistic,” and the ‘T’ is “Time-bound.” Sounds like you’re playing it SMART!

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  5. Robyn Haynes says:

    Gina you’ve made me think about goal setting for my writing again. I think yours are definitely Realistic given your progress to date. Thanks for the reminder.

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