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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 my current publishing niche, I want to at least have diversified my output. I want to be writing more of the sort of things I want to be creating, and not just what sells. A year from now I want to be more secure, both emotionally and financially, with my overall writing career.

Where Do You Want to Be a Year From Now?

This question is both timely and rough. The entire last quarter of 2019 been about sorting this out. My current short-term and long-term goals are aligned with my personal vision of what I want my writing career to be. It’s exciting and terrifying. I am by turns confident and certain that I don’t know what I’m doing.


Okay reader, what about you? Do you have a vision of where you want your writing to be in a year? 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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