Quarterly Winter Writing Goals

After long times inactivity I’m back! : D
With visiting New York, starting my studies in English and writing on my book I haven’t had much time for this website. So I figured an appropriate reignition would be the announcement of my goals for the upcoming quarter!

I have been inspired by my fellow author Jenna Moreci, who makes videos about everything writing related including her own personal goal setting, to make my own list of goals for the next three months.
The way she does it, is to generate a list of personal or writing related goals for the upcoming quarter of the year. You ‘win’ the quarter by completing at least half of said goals. She holds herself accountable by announcing them publicly on her Youtube channel. She’s been at it for ten years, that’s ten years of writing productivity!
I thought this approach sounded pretty awesome and wanted to give it a try in order to prioritise my writing alongside my studies! Something I’ve lately been struggling with.

So without further ado, here’s my quarterly goals for November, December and January!

Quarterly Winter Writing Goals:

  1. Finish the 1st draft of my book
  2. Name my book
  3. Select flash fiction pictures from Malta
  4. Rough outline of the sequel
  5. Generate a list of betas
  6. Update twitter
  7. Make a blog/social media plan for next Quarter
  8. Nail my exams
  9. Make a list of people in my writing network
  10. Start the beta reader process of my book
  11. Make a plan for my website
  12. Create a tumblr for my writing
  13. Reach 5000 twitter followers
  14. Read ‘Structuring your Novel’ by K. M. Weiland.

The priorities of these goals being anything that involves my studies or my book.
However, my main reason for making this post in the first place is, that Jenna recommends public accountability. So lets cross our fingers I’ll ‘win’ because come either late Janurary or early February we’ll find out how well or how poorly I did! Ö

If you’re interested, check out Jenna Moreci’s newest quarterly goal related video:

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How I plot – What I did after Camp Nanowrimo

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After Camp Nanowrimo
In June I’ve worked on continuing my novel from when I wrote the first 25.000 words back in April for Camp Nanowrimo.

As some of you might recall, my approach for camp was to first write the scenes I found to be the most important ones for furthering the plot. Before I had always written chronologically.
You can read more about how I wrote ‘out of order’ in the blog post here.

Doing so worked really well for me! Continue reading

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Author Interview: Assaph Mehr’s Writing Journey

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This is the first post in a series of author interviews I’ll be conducting as a way to explore how different authors’ writing journeys have come into shape.

My intentions with these interviews is to allow others (aspiring writers, other authors and perhaps even readers) to see that there are many ways to go about your writing journey and that it’s never to late to start writing.

The first author to join us is Assaph Mehr : D Continue reading

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Malta: Flying Jesus in Il-Birgu


We were fortunate enough to stay in Malta during Easter.
Malta being a very catholic country made this a truly unique experience in more ways than one.
It is typical for catholic countries to have religious processions during important holidays. In these processions people will sometimes dress up as perhaps roman soldiers, if the procession takes place in the beginning of Easter, but the central aspect of most processions is the carrying of religious symbols and figurines.
However, the Maltese people have taken it a step further! Continue reading

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Writing out of order – How I won Camp Nanowrimo

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I did the thing and it feels awesome!

I just won my first camp Nanowrimo and now the first 25k words of my book have been written. I’m filled with a sense of accomplishment and joy : D
It’s been a really nice experience. I’ve won nanowrimo in the past, but being able to set my own word goal was very freeing.

I want to talk a bit about my approach for this April’s camp. Talk about what enabled me to push on and reach my goal. Continue reading

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2 months of Malta

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Blue lagoon of Comino
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As of now we have been in Malta for two months and I felt it was only appropriate to write something about my experience in this small Mediterranean country. Especially seeing as we’ve less than 2 weeks left of our stay here.

Being curious travellers we have of course done our best to see all the sights, but in the end we’ve seen so much more. Because we’ve stayed here for so long we’ve been able to catch a glimpse of Maltese life. Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Misunderstood


A cat on the terrace of a roadside restaurant near the ferry point of Valletta. Photo: Anita Simonsen
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It’s time for another flash fiction : D
The above picture was shot just by the shore of Valletta, where the ferry comes in. The cat was sitting under the table of a roadside restaurant, watching the people walking to and from Valletta.
Today’s story is about this cat. Continue reading

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