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So for my insecure post – new year’s goals! Yes, it’s like a week overdue and I’ve already posted one kind of writer-2015-goals post, but this is different. This is writing+LIFE goals. As in, trying to keep my life sane and stable while writing.
Exercise every day. Which I was totally doing for years, but the past six months or so I slacked. Honestly at first I had a good reason (plantar fasciitis. ridiculous.) Now I think it is more of a habit of inactivity. So I need to change that and go back to my 1 hour a day routine, which I felt much better when I was doing. I think my writing was more productive then as well.
Keep to a better writing schedule. I do best writing at night, but I always try to write during the day, which is dumb. So I think I’m just going to set aside a few blocks of time to write and stick to those. I tend to choose writing at odd times, and I need to get more regular and structured so I can be more productive in other areas.
Make more time to critique. I think I learn a lot about writing by critiquing. I can see what works and what doesn’t in a story, when as a casual reader I might not have really thought about it. It also helps me to foster relationships with people I trust. The thing about crit partnerships or critique groups is these people see your work raw. They see your flaws. They also are there when you have a question, or to join you in celebrating your victories, or to listen to you vent. I really feel super grateful for my critique partners, and I need to make sure I put time aside to critique.
I guess that is basically it. Other things, of course: be healthier, save money, be nicer to my kids. 🙂 but I think if I can stick to these things I’ll be doing okay, as far as writing goes.