Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 Goals #IWSG #amwriting #amediting

The Insecure Writer's Support Group was created by Alex J. Cavanaugh. January's co-hosts are Tyrean Martinson, The Cynical Sailor, Megan MorganRachna Chhabria, and Jennifer Lane. Find the other IWSG participants here.
Happy New Year! It's hard to believe 2018 is upon us, but we've made it.

In 2017, I wrote 111,465 words and edited 908,937 words between my own work and other people's work. I've been on a writing hiatus since October 24, but I'm back writing as of January 1. And I'm trying to be more realistic of what I can accomplish. *crosses fingers* We'll see how it goes.

In 2018, my goals include:
  • Publish Forged (The Fate Challenges #2) in mid-2018.
  • Publish Elements of Untethered Realms (Elements of Untethered Realms 1-4) in October 2018.
  • Rewrite and start editing Destined (The Fate Challenges #3) for a 2019 release.
I also hope to read at least twenty-four books, continue to critique for my critique partners, and schedule in the occasional breaks.

What are your goals for 2018?

OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question:What steps have you taken to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing? For over two years, I wrote every single day. I don't plan to do quite that, but I am trying to do better about having reasonable goals and scheduling in some downtime too. For me, I need to remember writing is part-time. I have a full-time job, and it's too hard for me to treat writing as one too. So my plan is to have monthly goals and take one day at a time.

Since I'm trying to be more realistic about my goals, here is what I hope to accomplish in January.
  • Rewrite/edit 20,000 words in Forged.
  • Edit my friend's novel.
Yep, that's pretty much it. Five thousand words or so a week and I'll meet my writing goal, but I'm hoping to spend a few days writing/editing more so I can take a day or two off here and there.

Here's to a productive 2018!

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