I need to set some new goals for myself, especially when it comes to my writing.
When I can consistently write everyday, I feel like my thoughts are better ordered, my emotional health improves, and my overall wellbeing is enhanced.
Even if I am journaling about things, good or bad, how I want them to be, or how things are not the way I’d like, it helps me to see what is going on. In seasons of my when I am journaling, writing poetry or short stories, those times in my life I feel better about my situation and about myself.
Writing for me is often a type of “self-talk” where I am checking in with myself and processing my feelings about things. As the holiday season approaches, as life changes around me seem to loom large, I think this is the ideal time to set some personal writing goals.
So here goes.
Personal Writing Goals for November/December 2021:
- Journal everyday
- Write 30 new poems
- Write 5 new poems using new forms that you’ve never tried before
- Write 10 new poems using a “prompt” that you might not have written about before
- Publish a new “mini” collection by the end of January 2022
All of these goals sound fun to me. They are inspiring. They give me a “target” to reach for with the end of 2021 fast approaching. This makes me happy! I know it will be a real challenge to stick to, but it is a noble endeavor that will get me out of the current funk I am in with my writing.
Wish me luck!
What goals do you have for the end of the year (or for the coming year)? Share in the comments below.