|The first Wednesday of the month|
is time for Insecure Writers
Support Group, hosted
by Alex Cavanaugh and his
excellent team. Click here for a list
of all the participants and to join in.
But yearly writing goals or resolutions? Those scare me. Too hard. Too confining, for some reason. However I do love participating in NaNoWriMo, which has the frightful goal of writing 50,000 words in one month. And sometimes I join other short term challenges for writing or revising. Maybe the key to achieving goals is doing them with other people? And going for short term goals helps, too. Anything over a month is too scary for me.
Another thing that I'm insecure about is transitioning to a new writing project. I've been working for two years exclusively on this one manuscript, and I need to stop fretting over it, keep querying it, and start working on something else. I have other projects that I'm excited to start, but what worries me is that this one will keep sneaking back into the limelight. "Oh, just fix this one last thing." Which then spawns the idea for another change. I like to focus on one manuscript at a time. I want one thing to be all wrapped up and nice and neat before I move to the next, but creative work doesn't usually wrap up nice and neat.
Which do you like better, yearly goals or short term goals?