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    Your 2018 Goals: Rounding the Third-Quarter Pole

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 7 comments
    Sep
    16

    It’s been almost half a year since we last checked in on each other’s 2018 writing goals — remember, so long ago, completing the sentence “In 2018 I will” and leaving a comment on this post or emailing me privately? — and so, with autumn fast approaching and three-fourths of the year gone, what better time to check in on those goals?

    Are you achieving your 2018 literary goals? Have your goals changed? Do you have new goals? Let us know in the comments below.

    Or if you’d rather talk this over privately, drop me a line: david[at]writebynight[dot]net.

    Here’s the fun part where I ask some of you in public how you’re doing!

    Barbara M., you shared that you wanted to finish an audiobook over the summer. Have you had the chance to do so?

    Dot D., you wanted to complete a draft of your novel and get some editing done on another book. How’s it looking?

    David L., you completed that sentence with “publish ‘Intrusion’ and ‘Dave’s You Must Be This Short To Enter’ this year.” Mission accomplished?

    As for me, I wrote that in 2018 “I will complete a draft of the book I began writing in May [2017].”

    Welp. read more

    Spring Writing Check-In

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 4 comments
    Mar
    24

    Nearly one-third of a year has passed since we discussed our 2018 writing goals, some of us one on one, some of us in a fill-in-the-blank post titled “In 2018, You Will!

    And so… well… how are you doing so far with those goals?

    If you’re well on your way to hitting ’em, congratulations! Take a moment to pat yourself on the back, and take another second to gloat about it in the comments.

    If you’re struggling, do you know why? And is there anything we can do to help? read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 12.18.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments No comments
    Dec
    18

    What are you planning to accomplish this week? Share your literary goals in the comments below for some public accountability to help keep you on your path.

    Those goals can involve writing, editing, reading… whatever you’re hoping to get done between now and the end of the weekend.

    Did you reach the goals you set last week? Then brag about it! It’s a big deal!

    If you didn’t, do you know what went wrong, and how you can fix it? read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 12.11.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 4 comments
    Dec
    11

    What are your literary goals for this week?

    They can involve writing, editing, reading… whatever you want to accomplish, let us know below if you think a little public accountability might help.

    If you reached the goals you set last week, pat yourself on the back. If you didn’t, can you identify what went wrong, and how to fix it? Let us know in the comments below. read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 12.4.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 3 comments
    Dec
    4

    What are your literary goals for this holiday week? They can involve writing, editing, reading… whatever you want to accomplish, let us know below for a little bit o’ public accountability.

    If you reached the goals you set last week, give yourself a pat on the back. If you didn’t, can you identify what went wrong, and how to get past it this week? Let us know in the comments below. read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 11.27.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 3 comments
    Nov
    27

    What are your literary goals for this coming week? They can involve writing, editing, reading… whatever you want to accomplish, let us know below for a little bit o’ public accountability.

    If you reached the goals you set last week, give yourself a pat on the back. If you didn’t, can you identify what went wrong, and how to get past it this week? Let us know in the comments below. read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 11.20.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 3 comments
    Nov
    20

    What are your literary goals for this holiday week? They can involve writing, editing, reading… whatever you want to accomplish, let us know below for a little bit o’ public accountability.

    If you’re worried about getting derailed because of Thanksgiving travel plans, maybe you’ll find something helpful in this post that offers strategies for getting your writing done when surrounded by family: “Holidays, Family & Writing.

    If you reached the goals you set last week, give yourself a pat on the back. If you didn’t, can you identify what went wrong, and how to get past it this week? read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 11.13.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 4 comments
    Nov
    14

    Time for our weekly goals check-in!

    We’re about halfway through NaNoWriMo: Any of y’all working through a novel? How’s it going so far?

    What are your literary goals for this week? They can involve writing, editing, reading… whatever you want to accomplish, let us know below for a little bit o’ public accountability.

    Did you reach the goals you set last week? (I did, I did!) If you did, do some boasting and give yourself a pat on the back. (I pat, I pat!)

    If not, what kind of roadblocks did you run into, and how will you vault over them this week? read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 11.6.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 2 comments
    Nov
    6

    Another week, another writing goals accountability post.

    What are your literary goals for this week? They can involve writing, editing, reading… whatever you want to accomplish, let us know below for a little bit o’ public accountability.

    Did you reach the goals you set here last week? If you did, do some boasting and give yourself a pat on the back.

    If not, what kind of roadblocks did you run into, and how will you jump over them this week? read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 10.30.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 5 comments
    Oct
    30

    Happy Monday, writers! Are you writing?

    What are your literary goals for this week? (Writing, editing, reading, whatever.) If you want and/or need a little public accountability, share them in the comments.

    Did you reach the goals you set here last week? If so, why not do a little bragging!

    If you didn’t, what kind of roadblocks did you come across, and how will you bust through ’em this week? read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 10.23.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 9 comments
    Oct
    23

    Welcome to a fresh new “Are You Writing?”

    What are your literary goals for this week? (Writing, editing, reading, whatever.) If you want and/or need a little public accountability, share them in the comments.

    Did you reach the goals you set here last week? If so, bust out and do a little bragging!

    And if not, what kind of roadblocks did you come across, and how will you bust through ’em this week? read more

    Are You Writing? Week of 10.16.17

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Are You Writing?     Comments 11 comments
    Oct
    16

    “Are You Writing?” is a new weekly space that will allow you to post your writing, editing, and reading goals for the week — in public! for accountability! — and to let us know how you did the week before.

    Anyone remember AccountabiliBuddy!? It’s like that, but with many more partners.

    New posts will appear every Monday. read more




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