Welcome to the New Year edition of IWSG, a place where writers are given a platform to discuss/share all types of writerly concerns via an assortment of rants and raves. For more information, swing by the blog of our ninja captain and IWSG founder Alex J Cavanaugh.
It seems like the topic of the moment is GOALS! Well, it IS that time of the year, after all, where we get to usher the New Year in on a high… accompanied by a rush of new year resolutions. Now, I'm not one to get into a sentimental or emotional tizz, and formulate all these well founded and wonderful resolutions which, for lots of folk, often fizzle out by February into March.
However… I need some writerly direction and that means setting some goals! For me, the goals have to be:
…and then to wrap it up, accountability is the final aspect, which means joining a group. It's so much better when you are part of a group because the peer support is a key factor, especially when you're experiencing those down-and-out moments. I'd prefer to sign up with a group that checks in fortnightly/monthly and has some sort of buddy system. I know there are groups such as ROW#80 which I want to check out properly, before I make a decision.
Am I missing any other groups? Does anybody know of any similar writer groups?