Writing Goals during the Pandemic

Writing Goals during the Pandemic, frankenstein and the phoenix at finley's general store

𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•˜π• π•’π•π•€, π•’π•Ÿπ•ͺ𝕨𝕒π•ͺ. Specifically, these are writing goals during the pandemic that I’m working toward.

Red haired woman reading notes in front of painting, Writing Goals during the Pandemic

Despite COVID-19, quarantine, bouts of ill health. And trust me, these aren’t the most straightforward of roadblocks, as I know many of you are experiencing right along with me. And it can feel at times like a total defeat.

Truth is: I get to choose whether 2020 or I will shape my goals.

And the latter sounds like a better idea to me. You get to make that decision for yourself as well, even when things seem bleak. Taking ownership of how we respond to all of this is a great way to improve mental health. We can’t control what happens around us, but we’re definitely in charge of the methods we choose to process it.

I’m a big believer in individuals making choices that best work for them. So I’ve taken the leap and set some guideposts for what I want out of the year. Not because they’re critical or I’ll crumble if they don’t work out, but rather that they help orient my time and how I spend it.

So what am I aiming for? What goals can I realistically and imaginatively make?

Really, I’ve consistently been shooting for at least one or two completed drafts of new books. And, if I’m really on my game, I hope to be actively searching for a book agent by the end of the year. Maybe even secure one.

The latter two may be long shots, but why not admit they’re what I’m aiming for? My newest poetry collection is coming together so nicely, and the WIP novel is coming along.

And if these things don’t come to pass, I’ll keep trying anyway!

So tell me- what do YOU want to achieve despite all this craziness? Sharing is caring, and we’d love to cheer you on!

In Courage & Care,

Samantha

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