Did You Set Any Big Writing Goals at the Start of 2019?

Because I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, I didn’t set any big writing goals at the start of 2019. As I complete projects and things come off my plate, I set new goals so that I have a realistic plan to see them through and achieve them. Around my birthday (November) I revisit and reset my existing goals and I think about what I want to do with the next year of my life. I guess that counts as the start of my year.

That works for me most of the time, but this year I took the entire month of November to reconsider what I wanted. I felt trapped in a reactive mode. My work flow was geared toward writing things that would pay the bills, but I wasn’t necessarily writing the sorts of things I wanted to write. Adjustments had to be made. I needed a way to do both.

My current big goals are to write a novel and to build up this blog to chronicle my novel-writing journey. Both of those officially started yesterday on 1 December. So this month’s #TheMerryWriter theme is timely for me.

Big Writing Goals at the Start of 2019

Okay reader, it’s your turn. Did you have any big writing goals that set back in January? You don’t have to be a participant in The Merry Writer game to play along here!


The Merry Writer is a writer’s game on Twitter run by Ari Meghlen (@arimeghlen) and Rachel Poli (@RPoli3). Each day there’s a new question, and each month there’s a new theme. In these posts I expand upon the answers that I’ve posted on my Twitter.

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3 Replies to “Did You Set Any Big Writing Goals at the Start of 2019?

  1. My wiring goal for 2019 was to do a quarterly zine, but it went out the window with all the drastic changes we had in our lives this year. I did get back to writing now towards the end, so there’s that.

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