In past years, after the exhilarating win of Nanowrimo, I have tried to participate in other monthly writing challenges. Tried being the key word in that sentence, as life always seems to catch up with me, or I simply lose interest in what I’m doing. This year I’m going to try again. I’m going to try and do a writing challenge every month this year, but this time I’m going to try and make sure my goals are realistic. So here is my list of goals, I would love to have comments, or even would love to team up with you to do these goals together.
Jan: Write 15 minutes a day. This is to get me back into the swing of writing. It doesn’t have to be on the same thing every day, it just needs to be 15 minutes.
Feb: 750 words a day. Again, it doesn’t need to be on the same story, just needs to meet the goal.
March: Edit one story or novel. I haven’t decided what it is that I’m going to edit this month, I just knew I wanted to add goals for different things, thus this became ”edit” month.
April: Write a poem a day. I’m really excited about this one, as I’ve been wanting to write more poetry but have needed some motivation.
May: Write a short story a week. My husband and I are both working on editing our short stories to be able to compile them into a collection for publishing. Hopefully we’ll have that done by this month and begin working on a second collection.
June: Write a blog post every other day. I wanted to make this goal for a blog post every day, and I might try for it some days anyway, but my husband reminded me that I wanted this goals to be realistic, so I put it to every other day.
July: Camp Nano. I debated on when to do camp, but decided July would be the best month because my husband will be out of school.
Try a new genre and take two months to write a novel in this genre. I decided to take August and September to do this goal.
Oct: Write a short story. This month I’m going to spend the month working on ONE short story, but I want this short story to be either a horror or murder mystery. Halloween being this month, why not use it as inspiration?
Nov: Nano. The usual goal of 50,000 words in a 30 days.
Dec: Edit 500 words a day. Something easy after Nano stress, but something that works on continuing the story from November.
Well there we are! The whole year planned out. 🙂