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Do You Have Any Long-Term Writing Goals for 2020?

When I think long-term, I’m looking at 1 to 3 years out. Anything under a year is short-term. That means that long-term writing goals for 2020 are things already in process, or will be ongoing beyond the coming year. I have a couple of things that fit the bill. The first is to break out […]

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Do You Use Incremental Goals to Track Writing Progress?

Today’s question asks whether you use incremental goals to track writing progress. Are there weekly, monthly, or quarterly benchmarks that you measure your goals against? For my part I set goals appropriate to the project. With my current work-in-progress I have a dedicated bullet journal to track daily word count along with weekly and monthly benchmarks. […]

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What is the Biggest Writing Goal Achieved in 2019?

My biggest writing goal achieved in 2019 was to assess and reset my existing goals. I mentioned yesterday that I did that in November and I’m happy with the results. As a result I know where I am and where I want to be in my career thanks to a month-long project. I now have […]

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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 […]

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Introduce Yourself with 3 Unusual Facts

In an attempt to better connect with the writing community onlineI’m participating in The Merry Writer. It’s a writer’s game on Twitter run by Ari Meghlen (@arimeghlen) and Rachel Poli (@RPoli3). Each day there’s a new prompt or question, and each month there’s a new theme. In these posts I expand upon the answers that […]