I want my writing life to be cozy. I don’t entirely (or really even a little bit) know how that would look in my world. But I want it.
I have some other, more measurable goals, too. Maybe best to talk about those while I try to figure out that cozy thing.
- Finish my NaNoWriMo 2019 story (I think I’m really close to an ending on my rough draft at least)
- Edit and share my NaNoWriMo 2019 story with my writing group. I’ll do this a few pages at a time and take them to the meetings (we meet twice a month)
- Have something to share at writing group at most if not all meetings (most = 80%, so I could skip sharing 5 times during the year)
- Do writing practice at least twice a week while I’m mostly focusing on finishing and editing my story
These are longer term goals, I think, not just for ROW80 Round 1, but I don’t have a specific ending date. Or maybe I do. I’d like to have this story finished (and named!) and first pass edits done by September. That way I can spend some time planning and getting ready for this year’s NaNo.
That’s it. I’m trying to have goals but not have them so tight that I don’t have breathing room. This feels like where I want to be–doing some writing practice, working on a story, going to writing group. And going to the day-long writing retreats when I can. It feels like a good writing life. Now to figure out that cozy part.