Writer’s Open Challenge

I think there’s at least four of us so far that have taken up the challenge. So here’s a good post to check in on if you’re one of those four or if you’re new here and want to join. (There is no set time frame, so join up at any time you wish!)

I did not get anywhere near what I wanted to get done this first week. But having a ton of doctor appointments and a lung biopsy had a lot to do with that. I was able to get a little bit of writing done almost every day, and I was able to get a few short story collections put together so that I have something publishing every month through May (I posted them for pre-order.) I was hoping that would take some pressure off and help me feel like I’m still accomplishing something, even if starting chemo makes me feel like crap.

But let’s have everyone sound off. Hopefully you all had a better week than I did. But life happens and slow weeks happen. So don’t let one get you down.

Remember, the challenge is whatever works for you. Just get to writing!

2022 Goals

So what are my goals for this year?

First and foremost is to live through it. I’m going to be doing chemo pretty much all year, so making it to every appointment and dealing with that is a big number one on the list.

I think I would like to write at least a book a month and two short stories a week. (It will depend on how chemo goes. I would really like to write two books a month, but I will have to see how the chemo affects me before I am willing to commit to two.)

Publishing-wise, I really would like to publish at least a novel a month (to finish up my unfinished series) and a short story collection a month. Plus continue submitting and publishing short stories as I go.

I have my first book of the year out as of January 1. So there’s one!

Happy New Year! Welcome to the 2022 Writer’s Open Challenge!

Okay, after much discussion in the comments, I have decided to start the 2022 Writer’s Open Challenge for anyone who would like to participate.

2022 is the Year of the Writer here on this blog. The Challenge is for writers to make whatever goal they would like to for the year and then you follow your own challenge. Post your goals here in the comments and then update as you go through the year (on any post, it doesn’t matter, but try to post on more current ones, so we know where everybody’s at chronologically.)

The best part? Everyone here will become your cheerleaders! Tell your writer friends. Let’s help motivate each other through the year! The more you guys post, the more I will post about it. And the more people post, the more cheerleaders we will all get. Let’s make this a positive place for writers to share their goals and successes. (And we can help one another through any failures as well. It’s always nice to have a boost when you need it.)

Whatever your writing goals, whatever your publishing goals, everyone chooses what is best and most comfortable for them. A book a month, a short story a day, a short story a week, 1000 words a day, 2000 words a day, anything goes! Just write, publish, and/or send out your stories. All goals, big or small, welcome. And talk it up in the comments.

Keep it nice, keep it supportive, and keep it positive! (Any rude, mean, or bad behavior will be deleted without explanation.) And please remember, you are not in competition with anyone but yourself. These are all personal goals and everyone is in a different place in their careers. So don’t feel intimidated if you see someone else doing more than you can manage. Everyone is different, with different schedules, health conditions, and personal obstacles. Let’s just be here for positivity and motivation.

So here’s to a wonderful 2022 for all you writers out there and let’s start writing through 2022!

Check the Challenge page in the menu for complete rules.

Introducing the 2022 Writer’s Open Challenge

Hello to all who are new here. We’ve decided to do an Open Writer’s Challenge here on the blog for 2022.

What is an Open Writer’s Challenge? It’s whatever you want it to be.

That’s right. Whatever your writing goal is, that’s your challenge.

Do you want to publish a book a month? Do you want to write a short story a day for 365 days straight? Do you have a full time job and want to just write one short story a week? Do you just want to maintain a writing streak of 1000 words a day? Whatever your goal is for 2022, share it here in the comments and then post along during the year to let us know how you are doing.

Everyone participating will not only have their own personal challenge, but we can all be cheerleaders for one another.

Share your writing/publishing goals in the comments, and then join us all in cheering one another on as we write our way through 2022!

Questions? Ask in the comments.

Rules: 1) Whatever your personal goal for writing/publishing is fine.

2) Cheer one another on.

3) Don’t be mean or rude.

This will be for positivity only. If you are struggling with your goal, that’s fine to post so that others can cheer you on. But let’s keep responses as upbeat, positive and encouraging as possible.

Failures and set backs will happen. Health issues, life rolls, etc happen. Goals can be adjusted.

Let’s just make this a community where writers can cheer one another on so that we can all have the best 2022 writing year that we all can!

Let’s write through 2022!