Recently, I’ve been listening to the podcast Write Now by Sarah Werner. In one of her podcasts, she talks about forming writing goals and sticking to them. One of her suggestions is to pick a number, like a certain number of pages, or a certain word count, and sticking to this reasonable goal.
I like the idea of wanting to write 200 words every day. It’s a manageable amount. It’s not too terrifying, and yet it’s doable.
One of my personal goals is to try to write a blog post every single day. Now, this might be a little out of my goal range. But I really do want to keep up with this blog. I love posting to Nerdshelf Life because it’s fun and rewarding when people read it.
I have movies, music, and books at my disposal. I have games, both video games and actual card games that I can talk about. Like playing some Gwent on my phone, which I’m okay at–but I’m going to get better the more I play. There are easily over 50 movies and TV shows that I want to watch in my Netflix queue. I haven’t run out of ideas quite yet.
I also want to try and make my blog posts a little longer. It bugs me that my overall word count has gone down bit by bit over the three years that I’ve been writing this blog. I know that this is going to be more of a challenge, because this requires me to be a little more wordy or go into more depth with my reviews of things. Sometimes, I come to the conclusion that my reviews need to be a bit more bare bones, especially when it comes to plots that are spoiler-heavy, like A Song of Ice and Fire.
What I don’t want are super-long, dull, blog posts that don’t go anywhere. I want there to be a purpose to my writing, and a clear direction.
Sometimes, when I’m writing a review, I’m eager to take breaks or just finish the post quickly. I don’t know if anyone else feels this way while writing blog posts, but I do at times. It’s easy to want to rush things, especially if I’m writing under a time constraint, like if I’m wanting to post before I go to work. (I have an uneven work schedule, because I cashier.)
In any event, I want to write more. I want to write at least 200 words per day, because that’s a good small goal. It’s not too hard, not too terrifying, and definitely not too daunting a task.
So, in summary, here’s my writing goals for 2020:
- write at least 200 words per day
- write longer blog posts
- write a blog post every day
Happy blogging, everyone!