So, one of my goals for 2019, is to start journaling each and every day. Will I be able to stick to it, I’m not sure. It is something that I have tried to do in the past but have failed at.
Why did I fail? I’m not exactly sure! Was it laziness? Possibly. Was it procrastination and trying to do other things instead? Likely. Did my OCD kick in and I got weird about the notebooks I was trying to write in? That would a YES! I would find a new, shiny notebook and I would sit down to write in it but I would get this feeling of dread if I had to scratch something out or if I mispelled something.
I have got to learn not to let that happen. Hense why I am going to work on doing a daily journal in my blog!
This way, if I am unhappy with something or I mispell something, there’s that handy backspace/delete button!
This year, 2019, is going to be a new year for me.
I am going to try new things. I am going to meet new people. Will it be easy? Probably not. I’m usually a stay at home person or I only go hangout with an extremely small group of people.
I need to get myself out there and live life more!
What does this year hold for my writing?
This year I am going to be partaking in the 1st year of a 5-year writing course. Year 1, Quarter 1, (January thru March) entails 3 assignments and a reading list!
- Write 3 short stories (1 a month)
- Word Count 1.5k to 2k
- Subscribe to the Writer’s Excuses podcast/prompts
- Listen to 12 episodes (1 per week)
- Join a meetup.com writer’s group in your area and attend at least 5 meetings
- Elements of Style
- How To Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
- Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
I like the idea of assigned reading but since there would be a cost of buying new books that I wouldn’t really like to spend at the moment, I think I am going to adjust the reading list to books on writing that I have already. I have a few on Plot topics. I also have a few on Structure as well. But I also might see what I can find at a local library.
This year is going to be a good year for writing and living and everything in general!
What are you plans for this year? Let me know in the comments section below!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!