2017 Writing Challenge–What’s Your Writing Goal for 2017?
Did you find the FirstDraft60/120 challenge helpful? Want to keep that momentum going through 2017? It doesn’t matter if you’re still working on the same project or starting something new. (Or, like me, you’re just trying to do something writing-related on a daily basis to get back in practice.)
If you’re still out there somewhere and want the kind of support and accountability that we had through (most of) the FirstDraft challenge, good news! Starting on Sunday (02/12/17), I’m going to be putting up a weekly 2017 Writing Challenge post reporting my progress for the week and asking you to share yours. And if you found it helpful, I’ll also post a week-at-a-glance calendar with daily activities (like Timer Tuesday, Story Bible Wednesday, and THORsday Thursday) that will help you (me) stay on track with getting something done daily.
And in case you missed it in the final FirstDraft120 post, here’s a list of ideas of writing-related activities you can participate in as part of your 2017 Writing Challenge goal(s):
Ideas for Setting a 2017 Writing Challenge Goal
And I’m even going to set that goal/challenge for you: spend an average of at least one hour per day (seven hours per week) on “writing-related work.” What do I mean by that? Well, for example:
- Brainstorming new story ideas.
- Writing out character sketches for new character ideas.
- Character casting.
- Working on a Story Bible (or several) for new or existing story ideas.
- Writing (yes, actual story writing!).
- Research—settings, locations, time periods, events, other story-related info, etc.
- Creating a story calendar (timeline of events that happen in the story).
- Outlining/plotting a new or existing story idea.
- Organizing/reorganizing your writing-related lists.
- Re-reading what you’ve already written and making notes for revision and for future scenes.
- Writing a synopsis, query letter, proposal, one-sheet/pitch-sheet, or practicing for a face-to-face pitch session at a conference.
What is your writing goal for 2017?
What are some other writing-related-work tasks you can think of that you can do for an hour each day, in order to keep your creative pump primed and to give you momentum to actually write your (current/next) manuscript?
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