It is going into week six in this new year and I am just now publishing my number one resolution. There are two reasons why I have not posted about my challenge until now. The first reason is fear. Fear can be a great motivator or paralyzing mental hiccup. The second reason is trying to find the intersection of what I want to do and what is practical. To rush into something and fail because of poor planning would be disheartening.
As you can read in the title I have chosen to write for my major New Year’s resolution. Listed below are the items I have come up with for this challenge. Once or twice a month I will write an update on how I am doing and what I have found useful. In doing this challenge I hope to answer a question I’ve had with me for a decade: am I a writer?
- Write 329 days this year for a minimum of 20 minutes
- Word count of 100,000 words or 200 hours by the end of the year
- Enter 1 to 3 writing contests
- Win at NaNoWriMo
- Find a writing buddy – CHECK
- Join a writer’s group
- Possibly do 1 or 2 write-a-thons
- Reach 10,000 words per month
If you have any tips, resources, or a personal story about writing you would like to share please feel free to comment. I look forward to seeing what people have to say.
Until next time,