My Summer Writing Goals

Summer is here!! I could not be more excited. I still have time that needs to be dedicated to summer work but now a lot more time has opened up to allow me to write again! 

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to dedicate so much to writing so I’m going to start with some small goals. 

  1. Write for ten minutes every day. One of the greatest challenges I have is finding time to write every day even when I have nothing else planned. Even on busy days, I know I’ll be able to find ten minutes to write, even if I have to split it up in five minute increments.
  2. Finish Joyce Carol Oates Masterclass.  I started this class a month ago but had to stop because the amount of schoolwork was too much. I found it helpful and informative when I watched it then so I want to learn more from it now. 
  3. Write three short stories. I’m not putting a word count on these stories. I tend to write on the shorter side so creating a goal of writing three 5K word short stories isn’t feasible. 
  4. First draft of untitled fantasy novel. Although there’s no title for it yet, I have had a lot of fun writing this book. If I succeed in completing the first draft of the novel this summer, I’ll be on my way to write the second draft for Nanowrimo in November. 
  5. Post a blog for KEAP at least every other week. KEAP is my environmental blog where I discuss scientific innovations and (obviously) the environment. It’s been neglected now (like this blog) for at least a month. It’s time I start posting more frequently on it. 
  6. Post a blog a week for writing/reading blog. Like KEAP, this blog has been neglected for too long. I want to talk about books more and now I can. In the process, maybe I’ll improve my writing!

That’s it for my summer goals! It would be amazing if I completed them all, but even completing half of these goals is a victory.