New Year’s Writing Resolutions

I’ve set myself a challenge of writing between 500 and 1,000 words per day this year.

Some days, I’m sure I’ll fall short. Other days, I hope I’ll do more so those bad writing days don’t impact my goal too much.

Yesterday, I wrote 1365. Today, 835. Total for 2017 so far: 2200.

I had written more for today, but ended up scrapping a load of scribbles when I typed up what I had written in my notepad. (I also ordered two more notepads in the Paperchase sale as motivation for more writing on the go – unrelated but not entirely so to the rest of this post.)

I think I’ll be happy if I manage to finish my current WIP (book 2) and the next novel in the quartet this year. Ideally I’d get book 4 done, too, but I have to be realistic. 2+ books in one year when working full time might not be feasible.

That said, I’ve also been looking at alternative working options. Freelancing. It’d be hard work to make a living from it at first but I think the payoff of being able to work flexible hours might be worth it. Something to think about, something to consider.

What are your writing resolutions? If anyone would like to share them so we can support each other in our 2017 writing goals, please do get in touch 🙂