Planning Your Writing Year
Sneaking under the wire here – on one of the final days of the first month of a new year – I’m writing to let you know of a post I wrote for my writer group. It may be of use, as you think through the writing and other creative projects you have planned for the next eleven months.
For BACCALiterary, the writer group I’m lucky to belong to, it was my turn to put up a blog post this month. And I took the opportunity to report on an event I recently co-facilitated, all about planning an entire year of writing projects.
I’m not the most stellar planner, to be frank. I’m pretty firmly committed to the “pantser” end of that spectrum. (If you’re familiar with Don Fry’s book, Writing Your Way, he calls them “plotters” and “plungers.” Same idea.)
Even I, though, recognize the importance of pausing to gather your wits, and dream a little. Once we identify a big-picture vision, putting together the smaller steps that take us there becomes doable. As a result, achieving that vision is way more likely to come to pass.
What’s Your Vision?
Read all about it here. Learn about a couple new FLOAT tools – I call them Getting Real and Clock It – and consider taking a little time to plan and plot, however much of a pantser or plunger you ordinarily reckon you are.
Best Wishes, and Happy New Writing Year to All!!!
— A M Carley