Tuesday, June 21, 2011

7 Writing Goals for Winter

After discovering the blog All Things Writing, I decided to continue the thread of writing some, erm, writing goals for winter. By posting them here on The Rabbit Hill I can refer back to them later and they will be much harder to avoid. Not to mention, showing your goals to other people creates accountability and ensures more effort will go into furthering those goals.

1. Spend more time writing fiction and less on Facebook

2. Start a new short story every week.

3. Build a support network of writers

4. Blog weekly on The Rabbit Hill

5. Find two new regular gigs for folklore/myth articles

6. Get my budgeting and business plan sorted

7. Start putting together an "ideas folder" either in hard copy, digital copy or both.

So what about you? What are your goals for the season? 

1 comment:

  1. Writing a short story every week is an excellent idea. In fact, that is just what I did last year.Having watched a youtube lecture given by Ray Bradbury, in which he encouraged young writers to write one story per week for a whole year ("I defy you to write 52 bad ones"), I wound up with 52 stories. Some of them have subsequently been published online and in print. The thing about writing so regularly is that elusive thing writers call the muse starts to call more often. Ironically, it seems that the muse likes regular hours. My advice is to stick to this, and whenever you feel that what you are writing isn't working out, keep writing it anyway. The one story a week business should be a hard and fast rule. You might have the odd misfire, but you can worry about that later. You WILL find that you produce more good stuff than if you'd just waited around for the muse to call. Good luck!



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