I write and edit ... a lot. It's my all-time everyday oxygen-blood. It is what fuels me. Yes, it's also my work, but writing is the thing I would do even if my career was in some other industry. Creating stories and thinking about them ARE the things I do instead of most other things. But it's also something that doesn't just happen.
August is my short story challenge month, where I attempt to write a short story (+1,500-words) every day. I wanted to share how I'm able to write a new story within an hour a majority of days.
I've been spending my time doing a lot of career planning and looking to the future. The question on my mind is: this time next year, where do I want to be? The answers I've been chewing on are the steps and moves I need to make to get to that dream writer-self by July 2023. I do this type of thinking/planning every year and whether or not I get the thing I want, I always end up in a better place than where I started with opportunities crawling out of the woodwork. But how do I build on that to make sure my career and craft are constantly growing?
Help me pick a new blog post topic! With my workload and interest, I feel like the whole 'What I'm Consuming' blog post doesn't really align with the work I want to spend my time on. I've been kicking around the idea of what to use this week for and have come up with nothing.
Futurescapes, querying, subs, and more. A month in my writing life.
Bread and writing and editing and shit
Last Update 10/11 Here's a glance of what I'll be working on in 2022. I hope this provides the aspiring writer just starting out or trying to find their way a bit of a roadmap and inspiration to design their careers.
I honestly don't know what to say about this year besides that it was grand—a literal dreamwalk through my wants and desires. I accomplished, worked on, and did a shit ton of work over the past year. Writing it down in a list form like below helped me see just how much I've accomplished and where my efforts went.
If you are trying to break into publishing, working on a draft, or deciding whether or not writing is for you, this article was written with you in mind.
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