Since it’s the start of a new year, it’s time I look over my writing results for 2017. And from there, tentatively plan what it is I hope to achieve in 2018. You could call this the writer’s version of a new year resolution. 🙂
2017 Writing Stats are as follows:
- 2nd and 3rd drafts of Strayborn complete.
- 1 novella drafted.
- 1 Snow White Re-telling short story entered into Rooglewood Press’s writing contest.
- 2 short stories on the blog.
- 12 poems on the blog.
- 3 bonus short stories which I plan to release sometime this year.
Well, that’s not as bad as I’d thought. It doesn’t meet what I’d hoped for in last year’s writing plan, but it’s still a good amount of writing and revisions done.
There’s something about the word “plan” when it comes to writing that I don’t much like, simply because writing is a form of art and not something that can be forced. But plans can be a helpful source of motivation, and a strategy in battling against deadly procrastination, and so, I shall write up a tentative writing plan for this year.
Writing Plan for 2018
- Polish up the final draft of Strayborn and publish it.
- Start on the sequel to Strayborn.
- Revise 2 novellas that have been waiting for my attention.
- Draft up a standalone novel, based off a recent story idea that hit me (love when that happens).
- Continue writing poems, and maybe some short stories.
There it is, the hope of what I’ll accomplish in this new year! Though I’m not making myself any promises. 🙂 We’ll see how it goes, and you can help keep me accountable along the way via your lovely comments. Reading them always gives me a much needed boost of motivation!
As for life goals outside of writing: I need to continue exercising, and finding healthier food choices that avoid soy and the many starches that plague gluten-free foods. Continue learning how to draw people (because for me they are the hardest thing to draw!). Hopefully go on a fun vacation (I wish it could be Europe or New Zealand, but that’s a bit out of reach right now, haha). Learn more about plants, so I can keep all the greenery indoors alive (my air plants keep dying on me, *sniffle*). Learn how to make cool videos for Youtube, things for readers and writers. And most of all, continue studying and memorizing the Bible.
Do you have a writing plan or reading plan for 2018? Share in the comments below.
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