Monday, January 13, 2020

2020 Writing Goals \m/

What’s your WriYe Word Count goal for 2020?
-          My goal is 120K. 

Why did you chose it?
-          The reason I chose this amount (and not 175K which was what I was originally going for) is because the word goal of the day is 329, and for me that’s manageable. I’ve not been writing the past couple of years much (maybe here and there) so jumping back into it, I know for myself I need to take it slow and so far I’ve been doing the bare minimum or maybe a couple of hundred more a day and the quality of the words? Well, I’m proud of it so far.

What are your plans for the year?
-          My plans for the year besides hitting my daily word goal is being more healthy! Exercising at least 3 times a week for an hour at the gym, less carbs and more water. My little dog, Shelly, makes it also impossible to not go out for walks when I’m home. She gets so excited she’ll even whine for one in the mornings if it’s very apparent that I have a day off (how she can sense this, beat’s me, she just seems to know what’s up). I’m also going to try to re-learn playing the ukulele! I used to be able to do it in high school, just memorizing the songs I liked and playing those religiously. Hopefully I learn it enough to make some songs with my husband, who’s a pro at the keyboard and guitar.

What do you want to accomplish with your writing?
-          I want to complete at least one of my WIP this year. I have four incomplete novels and I started with Hold On because I have more of a structured understanding on the story now than I did a couple of years ago. With the change of adding Jean as an alternate POV to Bernard, re-outlining the story and starting completely from scratch, moving around character roles and adding a few new faces to the mix has already happened in this particular novel so far. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up doing this method with my other WIP’s (as in, completely restart everything). 

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
-          I’m looking forward to being more productive, not just with writing but with life in general. The last couple of years haven’t been so great for me. Since I graduated college in May 2015, I kind of been a squid about life (just floating around and doing what I need to do to survive). Moving into my first home with my husband is what snapped me back into my creative side again. He’s been working on the basement to create a studio for his music and I finally got the upstairs room converted into my office/study. It’s real nice to be in a home with someone who’s lifestyle can coincide with my own. J I’m very fortunate and I definitely need to do more than watch TV and chill. I’ve also been going through some hard times with my job last year (depression and actually getting physically sick, if you can imagine) but my job role has changed (hopefully for good but I’m part of a pilot group for new form of communication with customers so things are always subject to change).

Let’s see what 2020 actually has in store for me. \m/


  1. Those goals sound awesome! Wishing you the best of luck from here (And over on the forums!)

    - Keri

  2. looks like you're set up and ready for a great 2020~