Message from the Author:
Hey my nugs, I wanted to start the year out by saying thank you to all of my readers, whether you follow me for my blog storylines, or have read the limited release of Extoria. Thank you for your support. As we go into this next year, I hope to give you more of what you enjoy, and some new things as well. Keep looking forward to Indie Author Book reviews, Frozen in Line entries, and writing tips. If there’s anything more you’d like to see in the future, please let me know.
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How to Reach Your Writing Goals for 2022:
Writing goals will vary between writers, but one thing we’re all working on is creating more, or developing our creations more, each year. Whether you’re working on brainstorming, writing, editing, or querying, it can be a challenge to keep going. So what can you do?
Block out Time: This is your dream, goal, job, or whatever you need to call it. So, respect your craft like you do your day job and block out time for working on your Work in Progress (WIP). If you have a consistent schedule, that could make it easier or harder than not. Find the time that works best for you, in the morning, evening, right after lunch, or even at 2 A.M. when everyone else is asleep. Then work on your WIP every day.
Respect Your Writing Time: Also, when that time arrives, respect yourself as you ask others to respect your writing time. If you need to throw your phone into the nearest river until you’re down writing, do so. If you need to write in a notebook with no technology around, do so. This is the time you’ve set aside for writing, not scrolling memes. If you need to take a break, then do so, but try to make it as short as possible. That may be the only fifteen minutes you get to write in the day, so don’t squander it.
Have a plan: What is the goal of working on your WIP today? Daily writing goals can be word count goals, working on a particular chapter, checking for theme, or aligning subplots. Fight any urges to work on setting detail if that’s not your goal for the day. The best way to stick to a plan is to write it down, and then make notes as you work on what tomorrow’s goal might be.
So what are some tricks you’re going to use to block out your time?