[WriYe Blog Circle] New Year, New Me

For some reason, my ability to consistently maintain a blog is less reliable than my ability to write every day (which is pretty unreliable for half of the year). So here I am, restarting again with promises of weekly blogs and that I won’t fall away from it on my tongue (fingers?), but I will not say it.

I will write as much as I can, aiming to do it as often as I can, but… I will fail. I am human. It happens.

But more than that! I have a WriYe Blogging Circle Prompt to do and a return to being an active member of that circle. I’ve stepped in as a mod again at WriYe, which will always be my writing group home, so I hope to do a lot of motivation, support, and inspiring writers of all stripes over there.

(You’ve been warned.)

So, without any more rambles…

What’s your WriYe Word Count goal for 2020? Why did you chose it?
What are your plans for the year? What do you want to accomplish with your writing?

My goal this year is 300,000 words. In 2019, I wrote 600,170 words, which… I really did not think I could attain that level of productivity again now that I have a toddler and I hadn’t written seriously in at least three years. But… there it is. Dedication.

I chose 300,000 words because that’s something I know I can do even if at my most busy. It’s about three first drafts, with various stories or novel starts in there.

I want to do more editing this year so I can get myself querying. It’s well and good to keep writing new novels (and boy, do I…) but if I want to make this a career, I need to move onto that next step.

This is the last year of my self-imposed (and collectively imposed on WriYe) #pub2020 challenge so I have to make a move, and make a move now.

Bonus:

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
It will sound weird, but I’m looking forward to really getting over my fears of editing, beta-ing and submitting. My word for my 2020 writing goals is undaunted because I don’t want to let any trepidation hold me back.