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IWSG Day Question: What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)? (This month on Tuesday!!)
I’m making PROGRESS. It’s slow, certainly, but it’s progress still.
This month I’m going to be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, trying to push myself a bit further on this editing. I have the goal of 25,000 words for the month; since editing is a completely different beast than first-drafting that seemed like a reasonable word goal.
I can’t believe June has already passed us by, now I’m trying to regroup in order to make some real progress in July. While I am still needing to use a lot of my downtime testing, I hope to hold myself to a little bit of writing time during the week and some dedicated time on the weekends.
I’ve officially shuffled up the order of the story, and plotted out some of how the middle will work with the necessary changes. I just hope I can hold myself to doing the work that needs to be done.
Thinking about my ultimate writing goals is kind of strange. When I first started to actually put my stories to the page I was this lonely 12 year old who didn’t really feel like she belonged anywhere.
At that time I just wanted to let my stories out somewhere. To give life to the ideas and characters running around in my mind.
That evolved to a goal of wanting others to read and appreciate my stories. But then I got scared, overwhelmed, and uncertain about what I was writing.
Now I’m not entirely certain my writing goals. I have small ones, like finishing edits on this novel and finding the voice for my other stories.
But for bigger ones, I’m not sure. I think, ultimately, I want to write something that inspires someone in some way.
Maybe it would be to think about something in a different way, or to read more, or to write. Just making an impression on someone.
That’s not too much to hope for, right?