We’re nearly 1/4 through this year which means we still have 75% left to go! I’d say that I’ve been pretty productive with my writing so far between working full time, volunteering, keeping fit, and blogging.
Creatively, 2020 was a productive time for me. The odd blend of empty streets, solitary nature trails, and losing connection with people/events in my area gave my inspiration a boost (And it ran pretty dark, if I’ll be honest). I wrote a poetry book for one and I’d never considered myself a poet before then. I published 3 books in total last year as well, in addition to re-releasing another book with a new cover. I also completed two stories only to delete them (One was intentional, the other was by accident – wild!).
My writing for 2021 has been stable in the sense that I’ve been working on my stories at least a little bit each week. I don’t have a set schedule, but I’ve been writing here and there when I have time after work or on my days off. I’m nearly finished a first draft for one story and I’ve started a new idea for another, which is exciting. My hope is to have at least one of those books published this year, so you’ll definitely be seeing a new release from me before December hits!
Overall, I think I’m right on track for where I want to be with my writing. With everything that’s been going on, I’ve been careful not to pressure myself too much to finish a certain amount of books this year (Not that I ever really did that anyway). This year especially I think we should focus on our health and wellbeing. While being productive is good, it’s also important to take time to rest, recharge, fuel our bodies with good food, exercise to stay healthy, and do activities we enjoy (while staying safe). My overall goal for this year is to maintain a good balance of accomplishing my goals while allowing myself time to recharge and explore new ideas. I definitely want to make time to read more, as I haven’t been doing as much book reading as I did last year.
Do you have any writing goals for 2021? Feel free to share in the comments below! I’d love to read about it. 🙂