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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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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Camp Nanowrimo – 5 tips for having a great camp & get stuff done!

First a little introduction in case you haven’t heard of Camp Nanowrimo before. It is an online ‘summer camp’-like event for writers, which encourages your to accomplish a project of your own choosing within either the month of April or July.
You could write a novel, edit one, accomplish a script or even draw and write a graphic novel. Continue reading

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