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#IWSG–December: Writing Goals

writers groupThis post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.

This month’s question: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

Here are a few writing goals I have for the next five years:

  • I’ll have the second book out in my Rowe-Delamagente series, Twenty-four Days
  • I’ll have the first book in my Evolution series out, Lucy: Story of Man (renamed Born in a Treacherous Time)
  • I’ll at least be working on the next book in the Evolution series (already drafted), but I don’t know that it will be done
  • I’ll have the 7th edition of my fundamental K-8 technology curriculum out

I’m not making any changes to how I do things. I have no idea what I’d change. Maybe that means I’m stuck in a rut. Sigh.

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None of My Marketing Seems to Work

Beta Reader? Or not?

Should I use my first name or an initial?

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

54 thoughts on “#IWSG–December: Writing Goals

  1. Jacqui, perhaps you’re not stuck in a rut so much as having found a strategy for success. If it works, doesn’t need changing.
    But what did you mean by: I’ll at least be working on the next book in the Evolution series (already drafted), but I don’t know that it will be done – ?
    Not done in five years, or that you won’t pursue it at all?

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      • Maybe once you firmly resolve the format, you’ll make faster progress. INHO, you should write Lucy’s story, then go back and fill in the sections we’ve talked about if you’re still inclined to go that route. When I wrote The Inlaid Table, I did it as two different books, (even though it was always intended to be one) then figured out how to weave them together. Not sure that was a great idea but it worked for me.

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