Inspired by a fellow author and WordPress blogger, Sarina Langer, I’ve decided to write my own goals for what I want to achieve in the future of writing. I’ll be going into quite a bit of detail so please bare with me and of course, I hope you all enjoy!
1. Finishing my WIP
This probably seems like a no-brainer right? Right, and yet with countless duds in the past where I envisioned whatever I was writing at the time to be “the one”, I’m still cautious of “Yesterdays Galaxy” being pushed to one side to make room for something else. So far I’m on my fourth draft and everything is going smoothly. I’m really enjoying the characters and story so I don’t see the changing of a project to be an issue.
My only qualm would be a release date, it certainly won’t be 2016 but I’ll cross that bridge when it comes.
2. Have a Writing Retreat
This is a must.
I revel in the uninterrupted writing sessions where my fingers can dance across the keyboard with only the two little budgies tweeting downstairs for company. So to have a permanent spot where I can write my heart out and back in again would be a dream come true. There’s a wonderful hotel close to me that I’ve used before which is nice and peaceful so I use that often (plus the countryside residence makes for some great views outside the window).
3. Travel up to The London Book Fair
Boy, how awesome would that be? It’d be amazing to travel up and see other people’s work and tips of a variety of subjects (and of course to meet new friends)! Maybe I’ll see you there one day.
4. Write a children’s picture book
I’ve had an idea for a while now playing around in my head, I think the story works so one day I’m going to aim to make that idea happen!
5. Co-Write a Book
It interests me what story would be produced by two minds. I’ve dabbled in the past with other’s but I haven’t had much success in writing, we’ve shared ideas but nothing has come as close to writing a proper manuscript.
6. Be Invited to Schools to Talk about Writing
Wouldn’t that be awesome? I think it would, I’d love to be able to stand up in front of a group of students and talk to them about writing and hopefully to inspire them to write in the future.
Once again thank you for reading, I really appreciate it. 🙂
Have a great day!