IWSG: Writing Goals


Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
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July 3 question – What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?


The awesome co-hosts for the July 3 posting of the IWSG are Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne!

Oh, shit! It’s Insecure Writers’ Support Group Day, and I nearly forgot. Actually–as you might have noticed–I’ve nearly forgotten I have a blog all together. I have not been doing the things I’m “supposed” to do, lately.

My writing goals? I think in a lot of ways they’ve stayed pretty much the same. Write a novel. Get published. Get published? Well, write another novel.

I think the place where things have really changed is that I’ve started to appreciate all the things that happen along the way. All those “Hey, that’s kinda cool” moments that you didn’t expect–or even know existed until you got to this point.

More celebrating the moments in between than changing the goals.


  1. Lee Lowery


    Whoa – you’ve changed your outfit! So yes, my goals are the same as yours and really don’t change. Completely agree, for me, it’s more of an appreciation of the process, which is continually shifting.

    • Reply

      Right now, the “goal” or maybe “achievement” that I’m being amazed by is this thing where suddenly, people around me are actually getting representation, or being published, or… You know… stuff where you can say, “hey, I knew them when…”

      I hit goals I didn’t know I had every now and then with the blogging, too. Like, the first time your readers are talking to each other in the comments.

  2. Angela Wooldridge


    HA! I had that ‘oh crap’ moment yesterday too – but I think it’s to be forgiven as they changed the day this month (up to that point I was feeling smug because I knew it was due ‘tomorrow’)
    (hey- I knew Karen when all I knew about her was that she was a reprobate typewriter :)) (ok – that probably only works in my head!)

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      We’ll have to switch off. I was planning on you being my very famous…Who? Angela Woolridge? Yeah, sure, I know her! We go Waaaay back!

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    So glad I’m not alone. I knew it was coming up. I had it on my calendar. I’d printed out the question and had it sitting on top of ‘my pile’. I just didn’t do it until this morning, after I had my ‘Oh goodness, I should have done this last night’ moment.

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    My husband is kind enough to make me celebrate every little step on the ladder to success–whatever form that turns out to be.

    • Reply

      Husband. Ah, yes. Must get me one of them. I’m in awe of creative marriages when they work well.

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