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Goals Journal The Merry Writer Writing

What Writing Goal Do You Want to Accomplish in 2020?

Lately I’ve talked a lot about my writing goal. Rather than repeating the same answer, let me break it down further, to an emotional level. People beyond my current publishing niche will recognize me as a writer  by the end of the coming year . Whether or not I sell a novel or end up […]

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Goals Journal The Merry Writer Writing

Writing: Where Do You Want to Be a Year From Now?

By the end of 2020 I want to be querying my novel. I put a stick in the ground that it will be ready for #PitMad on December 3. It’s a big step for me, because it’s a change in direction from the writing I do for a living. If I’m not completely out of […]

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Goals Journal The Merry Writer Writing

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

Short-term goals are anything that will take under a year to accomplish. I’ve centered my short-term writing goals for 2020 on completing the first draft of this novel by February 29th. I would like to have it edited by the end of the summer and in shape to begin querying by next December’s PitMad. To […]

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Introducing Your Protagonist: A Mystery to Be Solved

For the book I’m writing, and forgive me if I’m short on details, because I’m still discovering them for myself, I wanted my main character to have a low-key introduction. It wasn’t going to be a dramatic reveal. There are a group of characters having a conversation, with the protagonist being one of them. I […]