Writerly Goals for August

This is a new little blog series that I will be putting up each month to outline my writing goals for the upcoming month. Hopefully by writing this down and making it public, it will push me to accomplish all (or at least most) of them. Also, I’m hoping that some of my goals might be something you’re interested in doing and you’ll be inspired to start your own monthly writing goals as well!

My writerly goals might include books to read (both non-fiction and fiction – since as Stephen King once said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ), online and in-person classes and workshops, a desired word-count or page-count for the novel I’m editing/rewriting, movies to watch (non-fiction or something that simply inspires me), etc. If you have any ideas or recommendations for things I could watch/read/listen to that would aid in making me both a better writer (and also editor!) then I welcome them with wide, open arms!

Without further ado, these are my ‘Writerly Goals’ for the month of August:

  1. Finish the MediaBistro class on copyediting. Complete at least one of the assignments.
  2. Finish reading City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and get through at least half of City of Heavenly Fire.
  3. Edit (or re-write) at least twenty pages of my novel.
  4. Attend one workshop.
  5. Read Gotham Writer’s Workshop Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide alongside booktuber MollieReads. She just started doing this thing where she announces a book for the month that centers around the craft of writing/editing and then she fuels a discussion about the book at the end of the month. Feel free to join in!

I’d love to hear what your writerly goals are! Maybe you’re not a writer or interested in writing. What are some goals you have for the hobbies or careers you’re most interested in?

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