Goals for 2019

It's that time of year again, where we all decide to really do the things we want to do. Usually it lasts for a couple months then we fall back into our ruts. That's why it's better for goals to be concrete, realistic, and achievable! Here are some of mine for the next year. Make …

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The first day

A brand new year! Feels just like the last one, doesn't it? That's because the difference is completely arbitrary! So keep doing what you're doing, keep working toward your dream, and don't give up because you didn't make some fictitious deadline. Write on!

The last day

This year I finished a novel, wrote and mostly edited a novella, wrote a number of short stories that I forgot to keep track of, made a blog post every day this year, read/listened to 34 novels, and helped start an online magazine. It's been a productive year for writing! Best novel I read this year: …

What are your resolutions?

To write more? I bet one of them is to write more. All us writers tend to make that resolution every year. But the trick to keeping those resolutions is to make your goal something measurable, and achievable. For example, no nebulous 'write more' goals. Pick something solid like 'write a story each month' or …

THE END

I have finally typed a writer's two favorite words. First draft is complete, and my mind has entered a tug of war with itself, trying to decide between brainstorming the next novel, or a short story or three, or getting right to work on rewrites and edits--though, I should probably wait a few weeks for …

A New Year

It's here, the end of another year. They fly by faster and faster, so fast it seems that soon I wont even notice. I'll start missing holidays in my distraction, and become one of those old people asking what month it is. But for now I have my wits, and I have goals! I completed …