ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

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Friday, 26 February 2016

Do you have goals bloghop...share them....

On the spur of the moment I joined this regular bloghop hoted by Misha Gericke and Beth Fred . The idea is simple, really. It's to keep us honest to what we hope to achieve in our writing and we are to post about it the last Friday of every month. Can you believe it's the last Friday of February today?!?


You're more than welcome to join this bloghop. All you need to do is read and follow the guidelines then SIGN UP HERE...

1) Beth and I Misha will be co-hosts of this list.
2) If you do enter your link into the list, please be supportive of the other entrants.
3) Keep us up to date with how you're doing. Update Day is on the last Friday of every month. Even if you don't think you achieved much or anything, write a quick post to say so. We can't encourage if we don't know. 
4) When you enter your blog's address write your goal as the link title. For example, my link's title will be "earn $7500 per month." Not your name or your blog's. This is so we can keep track of who's doing what. 

MY WRITING GOALS for 2016

I signed up as 'publish a novel and submit short stories' this year. I have been researching for the second in my paranormal series to follow Under the Tuscan Moon and the adventures of Vipunin and Cuchulcain and have tons of notes. Now I need to get into the right headspace and get my notes into some sort of order. I was hoping to publish my second novella by the end of January, but this hasn't been possible as I've been away from home and not in a position to write as much as I wanted to. Just keeping up with the blogs and working on my Paris short story was all I achieved. 

So...in April I plan to create my own little NaNoWriMo again and write every day. Last April I wrote 25,000 words on a Paris Cookery novel and hope to pick it up again as I'm SO EXCITED about this book but haven't been able to get to it for months! But the research has been delicious!

Just writing the above has got me excited. Now I'm back home, I've dropped one day off my teaching schedule. Now I will have more time for writing.

Here is a great post from Juneta Keys with so many useful links regarding 

Marketing, Promotion, Self-Publishing For The Writer


How are you going with your 2016 Writing Goals? Please share or join the hop.


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23 comments:

  1. Hi Denise - even being away there's time for thought and that adds in to the writing creativity. Good for you and I'm sure you'll make it happen - the Paris Cookery was so good to read ... I want to jump the Channel and begin now! But good luck with all the research ..

    Cheers and enjoy the Goals blogosphere .. Hilary

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    1. I do believe the brain is creating all the time Hilary. I know mine never stops imagining ideas! I can't wait to finish my Paris Cookery book!

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  2. You have all of March to plan. You can do it!

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    1. Sure I can Alex. Trouble is, I'm not much of a planner.

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  3. Sounds like a plan to me! Go for it, and all the best!
    Goals are a great thing! Setting them - inspirational. Achieving them - life changing!

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    1. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, eh Yolanda.

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  4. I love the idea of your own Nano. I need to plan my own Nano at some point this year.

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    1. It works for me. That way I can keep myself happy and write as much as I can manage!

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  5. My goal is to write 5 pages one day and edit them to 3 on the next. Makes for a tighter story. Best of luck with your own Nano. "Novel" idea. :-)

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    1. Very Hemingwayesque,Roland. I just keep expanding my Paris short story. But so fun!

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  6. I love the sound of your book and the "taste" you give just in your title. :)
    Best wishes for March!

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    1. Thank you Tyrean. March...wow...already!!

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  7. I'm getting back into a novel I started years ago, and I totally get the need to get yourself into the right headspace to deal with all those notes and ideas! Good luck with your mini-nano!

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    1. I wish you well getting back into your novel, Ian!

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  8. Welcome to the blog hop! Writing daily is such a great discipline, but I'm always having to remind myself not to feel too guilty when real life gets in the way of that. Good luck with the goals.
    angelinetrevena.co.uk/five-year-project-the-big-red-pen

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    1. Thank you Angeline. There's always something getting in the way of our goals, isn't there? But I stay pretty relaxed about it all. Life is for living, and that means away from the computer at times. :-)

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  9. I'm fairly certain that there is a camp nanowrimo in April, which is similar to nanowrimo and run by them.

    I wish you the best of writing (and editing) luck. May the muse grant you greatness.

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  10. I've recently done a wee bit of writing on a novel that I've done a lot of research for and a lot of thinking about for the past few years... but have dragged my feet outrageously when it comes to the actual writing. This year, my goal is to do better, and I plan to give myself a kick-start by taking the month off from blogging in April, so I can devote more time to that book. It's time for me to either get serious about it, or admit that it isn't going to happen.

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    1. Great Susan. We both have the same idea. I wish us both well to knock this novel into shape in April.

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  11. Hi Denise!

    Awesome that you signed up for this. Wishing you all the best for your goals.

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  12. Sounds like an exciting project. :-)

    I'm doing the equivalent of a NaNo every month this year, so you're welcome to join me for March.

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  13. Hi Denise, and welcome to the 5yr Project blog hop! Your goals are concise and achievable. Best of luck with your April write-in. I'm sure you'll get a lot done. Will be following your progress with interest.

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