January 5 2016

Having a “Writer” Plan

Goal-Quotes-40Part of the reason I had a meltdown the other day was because I was overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out. If I had planned better I wouldn’t have felt that way, at least not to that degree anyway. Thus, I decided to make a what I’m calling my “Writer” plan.

I started with a list of what I want to do in regard to my writing, being a writer…which meant brainstorming.

Here’s what I came up with:

  • Improve my image/brand
  • Produce new “product” for my audience (for example, new blog posts, videos, social media…)
  • Expand my knowledge (college classes, workshops, read more (read the books on writing that I already own for starters)
  • Finish book 1
  • Edit book 1
  • Participate in NaNoEdMo
  • Find Beta Readers
  • Outline book 2
  • Write book 2

Then I broke all that down into something more…Like what I want to accomplish as a writer: To be published, whether or not I want to self-publish or traditional publishing, which means I’ll need to start researching the options that are out there.

I also want to check into writing contests and workshops.

Not mention the fact that I need to get more active on social media, yet I feel so lost when I get on tumblr. I really need to figure it out.

And like I said in the previous post, I’ve broken my goals down into quarterly goals to make it more manageable.

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Posted January 5, 2016 by Burgess Taylor in category "Goals", "Life", "Planning", "Writing

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  1. By Elizabeth on

    Your plan looks very good. You have to keep it up. If you need someone to talk to, here I am.

    I’m working on my first draft too and I also have a quarterly goal about learning more about the craft, about writing and outlining. I’m more of a pantser and it’s not going so well in the writing department because of that.

    I believe having a meltdown it’s allowed because we are writer, right? We deal with feelings and emotions and all of that, normal people don’t have what it takes to keep up with it, right? hahahaha So we have meltdowns. I sure have my own from time to time but I’m not letting that stop me.

    The good thing is that you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and started again with a stronger determination and a mind set. Way to go!

    Now that that’s said…

    *raise her hand high* May I be a beta reader? Or a reviewer? Pretty please?? *looks at you with puppy dog eyes*

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