InsecureWritersSupportGroupHappy IWSG day! Be sure to visit the main iwsg page here and check out the other bloggers on this hop!

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.

8 thoughts on “IWSG

  1. Best of luck to you with your goals! I totally agree with you about critiquing. I think it is the best learning ground there is because you are both objective and being asked to really think about everything–what works, what doesn’t.

    • Thank you! I feel like my new year’s resolutions get shorter and simpler every year, but I guess that simple, big things are the most difficult to implement. And they also have the most dramatic impact on life. I will do my best 🙂
      Thanks so much for visiting!

  2. Those are all good goals! It’s definitely vital to have a regular writing routine, no matter what time of day. I get disconnected from the story if I write sporadically.

    • Ugh, I know. Nothing more frustrating than being interrupted in the middle of writing and then losing your train of thought! I’m hoping sticking to a schedule will help me with that kind of thing 🙂
      Thanks for visiting!

    • Hi!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂 Today the weather is nice so I’m forcing myself and my reluctant feet to get outside and walk a bit, so I’m getting there with the exercise! As for being nicer to the kids…. lol, I’m working on it 🙂

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