October 2017 Writing Goals

Writing Goals- October 2017
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Hello again!

The last few months have been absolutely crazy, and I’m afraid both my novel and writing blog posts have gotten dropped as a result. Between starting full time at a new job, moving, taking some PD courses, and then preparing for and recovering from minor surgery, writing of all kinds has been getting bumped farther and farther down the list.

However, life has settled now, so I’m bumping this back up to the top! I’ve put together a

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Hey there! (Please excuse the weak selfie skills. Also yes, that is a beautiful fireplace behind me in my new living room.)

content calendar, and I’m working to stick with it so I  will be posting a bit more consistently again. To start things off right, here are my October writing goals:

  1. Write and post one blog post every single week. I’ll be posting a few new types of posts to help me stick to this, so I hope you enjoy them!
  2. Determine what my version of NaNoWriMo is going to look like. I found the process very motivating last year, so I’d like to use it to get some serious words in on my WIP. I doubt that I’ll be hitting the 50,000, but I’ll be setting my own larger goals and participating nevertheless.
  3. Do more fun, “artsy” things to get the creative juices flowing – and write about them for you guys! I attended a concert by The Fretless the other night and thought of a solution to a short story I’ve been mulling over for several months, just kind of out of the blue. Filling the creative pot is never a bad thing in my books.

I think I’m going to stick with those three goals this month and see where they take me. I also need to amp up my self-care for the next several months because winter is a bad mental health season for me, so I’ll be working at putting some habits in place for that too.

What are you hoping to accomplish in October? Are you planning to participate in NaNoWriMo? Tell me about it in the comments!

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Laura McKay is a speculative fiction writer whose work leaves you wondering and your mind wandering. Inspired by the Dresden Files, her current work-in-progress brings fast-paced, thought-provoking mystery and magic to the streets of Winnipeg.

Laura is also an Assistant Editor at Portage & Main Press and freelances on various writing and editing projects.

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