How I Plan to Write More

Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love to write. Fiction, non-fiction, journalistic pieces, inspirational things like I attempt to do on this blog, vacation/trip recaps, or just random blurbs about whatever idea happens to come into my mind on that particular day. Writing is something I have always found my niche in, it’s someplace I’ve always felt comfortable, and it’s something that I know I’m good at and I’m confident in my abilities.

One of my goals for the year of 2014 is to write more, and write more often. Sometimes, I fall off the wagon for weeks at a time without writing much of anything, and I hate doing that. I want to write more consistently and just MORE in general, keep the words flowing and the ideas going and HEY LOOK! That rhymed.

One of the things that I’m doing this year – which I started back in January – is that I’m keeping track of all the writing I do, not counting the writing I do in my personal journal. I’m keeping an Excel spreadsheet that keeps tabs on what I’ve written, how many words, and where it was posted/published. That’s what works for me – it allows me to keep track of everything, see how much I’m posting and where, how much I’m writing and when, and I hope it’ll help me alleviate any long periods without writing and keep me going.

I’ve set a goal to write at least 15,000 words each month – whether that be in the forms of posts on this blog, posts on SabreNoise, or pieces published elsewhere. (Which, by the way, I do hope to pick up more of. I’d like to find more sites to write for, so if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to share them!)

In January, I did 15,334 words. In February, it was 15,426. I’m proud to say that I’ve surpassed my goal both months so far and I can only continue and hope things progress from here. Maybe by the end of the year, I can be writing 20,000 words per month – who knows! Anything is possible, and I’m happy to share my writing – and my writing goals – with all those who are reading this blog and keeping track with me.

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