Talk Back: Writing goals half-time!

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And here we are, half way into the year, and I ask: are you on your way to meet your yearly writing goal? Are you ahead? Not quite there?

As usual, I am in the not quite there team but not as bad as it could. My writing goal for this year is definitely process-oriented and totally in my control. I had planned to finish the manuscript I had started (done) and submit it to agents (done). I also planned to start the sequel (done), finish it (half-way there) and edit it (it looks like I will be about to do this by the holidays).

I had also hoped to edit another manuscript I have under my bed, returning to my roots with a sexy paranormal romance, by the end of the year. But as I look at how long it takes me to write and edit, I see that it won’t happen. I may have time to write a paranormal romance novella which would be very cool.

All is well though because mainly my goal was to write for an hour a day on most days, squeezing time before and after my day job, and I have done just that. The habit is here to stay.

So your turn now, how are you doing with your goal this year so far?

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox

Location:Seattle

4 Responses to Talk Back: Writing goals half-time!

  1. Mae Clair says:

    Ack! The day job interferes for me too. I am, however, on track with my writing goals — a finished manuscript in submission process and a novella that I’ve given myself a 7/31 deadline for the final draft. After that, moving onto another ms.

    I set aside Sunday afternoons and spend 5 hours at the keyboard. Have been doing that faithfully for several years and the set routine works for me. 🙂

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  2. jbrayweber says:

    I’d say I am making good progress. But I always feel like I should be farther ahead. Last year, it was a challenge. Other responsibilities set me way back. Though there was always forward motion, I always keep writing, I just couldn’t produce fast enough. I’m hoping to make up for some of it this year.

    Still, it sounds like you are doing very well, MC. Keep swimming! 😉

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