It’s time for a change. Over the last couple years I’ve made it a general goal to write more, and I have, but not nearly as much as I would really like to. I won NaNoWriMo the last two years and worked on several stories outside of November, but I have a lot of stories started and left unfinished. So this year, I decided to make some more concrete goals to go after. Then I discovered a project started by one of my favorite Youtubers, Kristina Horner, and it seems like a perfect way to keep myself accountable to those goals. Every Wednesday a new prompt will be added to be shared with the hashtag #wordbound. This week’s prompt is:
What are your personal writing goals for 2017, and what does #wordbound mean to you?
Writing Goals for 2017
- Stay focused on my three main projects instead of constantly bouncing between ideas and never finishing anything.
- Finish a detailed outline of the fantasy series that I’ve been working on and write at least one chapter a week. It’s going to take a long time to finish this one, so the sooner I get focused, the better.
- Draw more so I can improve my skills and draw characters, etc. to go along with my stories.
- Write at least 2 chapters of something a week.
- Actually share my writing with others in some way.
The biggest meaning wordbound has to me is to just write as much and as often as you can without worrying what other people will think about it. I think I sometimes put off writing because I get so anxious about the possibility of other people reading what I write. If I don’t write anything, then there’s nothing for anyone else to see. I also sometimes find myself changing stories as I’m writing them because I don’t think people will like them or they’ll like something else more. I don’t want to do this anymore. I want to write the stories in my head as I see them and I want to get comfortable enough with my writing to share those stories with other people.
I’m so excited to see what comes from wordbound, and thank you, Kristina, for starting this project!