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2018 Writing Goals

It’s a little bit early in December, but never too early to make goals for next year. This is a series I’m introducing in December so I’ll be talking about my writing goals, blogging goals and general life goals.

Mostly, there are things I hope to accomplish in 2018 or things I’d like to try out to see if it works or to see if I like it. First up, I’ll be talking about my writing goals and then my reading goals and then my life goals. Fingers crossed I accomplish everything I set out to

1. Participate in Nanowrimo

Since starting my blog, I’ve been hearing all about Nanowrimo after not hearing about it ever. I was a huge fanfiction writer when I was younger and I’d like to take a stab at original fiction. I have a few ideas in my head but I’ve never tried to put words on the page. In 2018, I’d like to get my ideas together, form a plan and actually participate in Nanowrimo. It seems like it could be something fun and a great way to spend November.

2. Narrow down topics for my NFL book

One thing I’ve been thinking about doing for years is writing a book about the NFL. I won’t give away too much on the topic, but it’s pretty niche. I have a general overlying topic but I don’t really have a central focus on it. As broad of a topic, as it is, I’d like to be able to narrow it down to a couple topics and branch out from there.

It might take me a few months, but even getting a headstart would be awesome.

3. Find a writing buddy

I’ve always wanted someone to write with and bounce ideas off of. I’ve talked to a few people but nothing has really panned out. Finding someone to talk to about my writing, my issues and reading my work would be a huge help. I’ve always loved talking about and learning more about my writing so I’d like to have someone else help me out with it.

4. To improve my grammar

Last but not least, I’d love to improve my grammar. I do use a grammar checker but it’s been a huge struggle for me. One professor in college wouldn’t stop pointing it out. It was so annoying and I’d like to fix it. It’s a huge part of the writing process and one I’d like to improve upon so I can become a more successful writer.

What are some of your writing goals for 2018? I’d like to hear yours and if you have any tips for mine. 😀

14 thoughts on “2018 Writing Goals

    1. There’s no ‘best’ when it comes to 1st of 3rd person. You need to figure out which you think would be more suitable to one particular story. Will every chapter be from the same character’s point of view? 1st might be the way to go, but not necessarily. More than 1 point of view character? You should almost definitely go 3rd.

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    2. Hmmm I’m not really sure. I usually write in 1st person, but that’s what I’m most comfortable with. It all depends on what you’re comfortable with or how you’re writing your character.

      Thank you! If you want to, we can talk on Twitter and work on our writing together. 🙂

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  1. NaNo is pretty fun. Whether you reach the goal or not, it gets you in the habit of writing every day, which is the most crucial aspect to writing. Also, most books need more than 50K words to be complete, but NaNo gives you a nice jump start to that, wherever you end up.

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      1. Take your time. That marination you’re going through is one of my favorite parts of the process. Get yourself an app that is available to you everywhere. Your phone, your computer, etc. Apple has an okay one. Google, too. There’s also Evernote, as long as you only want it on 2 devices. That way, wherever you are when a detail hits you, you’ve got a way to mark it down. And do it that instant. I used to tell myself I’d remember at a more opportune time and, of course, I’d forget.

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  2. As a 12 year NaNoWriMo veteran/winner, I can say that NaNo is pretty fun and I find it to be really helpful for my writing. I think my goal for 2018 is to actually finish writing another book. I have really been putting my writing off to focus on reading and my blog.

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    1. Thank you and thank you for your luck.

      Yes, my non-fiction idea is tough so hopefully, I can narrow it down or at least start figuring out more about it.

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