It's the first Wednesday of the month, and you know what that means! Let's convene another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group! Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has recruited another bunch of excellent co-hosts: Tyrean Martinson, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Megan Morgan, Jennifer Lane, and Rachna Chhabria.
Be sure to check out the IWSG website for the announcement of the anthology contest winners!
The question for this month is: What steps have you taken or plan to take to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?
This is an appropriate question as we start 2018. Happy New Year, by the way!
I don't have any solid plans laid out when it comes to my writing and publishing goals for the coming year. I have gone so far as to set one major goal, at least, and that is to complete the novel I started last year. I'll keep that as my only goal for the time being so I'm not tempted to get distracted from it.
I've thought a lot about how I can help hold myself accountable for that goal. I don't know how rigid of a schedule I can actually make for myself since having three young kids bouncing around the house makes that difficult. Still, I'd like to make smaller monthly goals that will help me achieve that overall goal. I think the best way to motivate myself will be to make those goals public here so I can hold myself accountable.
So, what is my goal for this month? I'd like to reach 45K on my novel. We'll see if I can get there by carving out some time each day to work on it.
Do you have a schedule in place for your writing? What goals do you have for 2018?