We’re heading into the last three months of the year. How does that make you feel? Are you where you want to be with your writing goals?
It’s a good time to dust off your writing goals for 2017 and see how you’re doing. What have you achieved that was on your list? In what ways have you exceeded your goals?
Have you fallen behind in some areas?
No matter where you are with your goals right now, the #1 way to finish the year strong is to Decide to Do It. Make a decision.
As the holidays approach, it will be easy to get caught up in everything except writing. Sometimes, we just assume that we won’t get much done at this time of year. But what if you decided this year will be different? You’re still going to enjoy your holidays, but you’re going to carve out some time for writing.
Having accountability partners may be one way we can help you carry out your goals at this time of hustle and bustle.
That’s why MWW has designed a free event called Finish Strong. It works like this. You decide what you want to accomplish by the end of the year. Are you going to go for it with NANO (write a novel in the month of November)? Is a book list calling to you, of reading you want to do, that will make your writing stronger?
Whatever it is that you want to accomplish, let’s help one another get there together.
We’ll post some inspirational information at least once a week, to help you keep on track. There is a private Facebook group for everyone registered for this event to share information. If you want to share your goals, that’s fine. If you want to share what is working for you, others may benefit. Those who have questions on how to achieve their goals will be able to ask the group, and see if someone can help. To be honest, this event will take shape based on who signs up and how they are able to participate (or not participate, if they only want to read the official posts).
We’ve said it before and will say it again. One of MWW’s greatest assets is the talented participants. We hope this event will be a virtual extension of the conference. Feel free to share with your friends. Anyone can register.
Cathy Shouse, a MWW board member, is putting together this group. All she asks is that you sign up. Imagine how great you will feel when 2018 rolls in, if you Made the Decision to Finish Strong for 2017.
Before you go, we’ve included this video clip from MWW 2017 below for inspiration. It’s just some writers sharing their thoughts. Look for Becky Albertalli’s’ snippet about protecting her writing time. Be reminded that you are not alone in this writing journey.