Writing resolution

What’s your New Year’s Writing Resolution?

2016 is almost upon us!

What are your goals for 2016? Do you have any writing goals for the new year?

If so, maybe you’d be interested in making a writing resolution.

Ask yourself…

What’s a writing project you want to finish in 2016?

Why?

What are you going to do differently to reach it?

Reply with your writing resolution here or tweet at us!

And to get you going, here are some from our team:

Writing goals and resolutionArt Klepchukov, UX Engineer:

What’s a writing project you want to finish in 2016?

A first draft of a feature-length screenplay with my best friend. Eyes on Fire is about a gay, paranoid fire chief who hunts a pair of arsonists on the cusp of his retirement.

Why?

I vowed to help my best friend with one of his passion projects after he was instrumental in making one of mine come to fruition.

What are you going to do differently to reach it?

Challenge myself to try my friend’s writing process, which is less planning-oriented and more about exploratory drafts. I’m already enjoying diving in head-first!

 

Bob Walsh, Senior Developer:

What’s a writing project you want to finish in 2016?

Content Marketing for startups.

Why?

Because of all the ways a self-financed startup can gain traction, a well thought through and well executed content marketing plan delivers the best results for the fewest hours and dollars spent

What are you going to do differently to reach it?

  1. Using TRM Goal Onboarding to plan – and replan as I go – my writing map,
  2. May be using Steven Pressfield’s methodology for building a nonfiction book in the same way as you would plan a fiction book.

 

Christine Lee writingChristine Lee, UX Designer:

What’s a writing project you want to finish in 2016?

A complete (and probably rough) anthology of my family history, consisting of interview notes, quotes and historical research.

Why?

Since my college years I’ve started to gain an awareness that my family history is much more interesting than I imagined. Each time I visit my parents it seems like I get to hear another one or two random stories about my family history that beg to be investigated (e.g. stories about family intrigue and tragedy, Japanese occupation, post-Korean War tales, immigration, North Korea, political conspiracies and royal blood lines.)

What are you going to do differently to reach it?

What I’ve done differently is set my intention (what was vague is now beginning to take shape), come up with an end date for this project (which may change later, depending) and express my interest in learning more about my family history to my parents so that they’re ready for my questions when I visit them this holiday season. I also used TheRightMargin’s onboarding flow to set milestones between today and my end date so that I can get a gauge for how fast I want to move, and what I need to do to reach my end goal. I’m hoping to be able to check back in a year and show off what I found out!

Shivani Bhargava, CEO & Founder:

What’s a writing project you want to finish in 2016?

A draft of my novel.

Why?

Because it’s a story about the choices, dreams, fantasies and principles of an ABCD (American Born Confused Desi) at the brink of adulthood, unsure of what to do next–a story a large portion of the ‘third culture’ first and second generation minority can relate with and understand. And ultimately because I write to inspire myself as well as others. 

What are you going to do differently to reach it?

I’m PUMPED about using TheRightMargin’s goal-oriented tools to get me to build better habits and break down my next, big vague steps into doable, actionable ones so I can make tangible progress on it this year (if not finish it)!

 

What are your writing resolutions? Comment away!

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