Today is another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. You can also visit the founder Alex J. Cavanaugh for more info and links.
Today’s question – What are five objects we’d find in your writing space?
That’s kind of a funny question for me as I don’t write in an official “writing space.” I usually sit in the kitchen, or the music room, and I have taken it on the road and used a coffee shop. So, five items? 1. coffee! 2. laptop 3. pens and scattered papers 4. my cat Leo (unless he’s in a mood, or outside) 5. right now, a journal for my character, it helps me write in her voice.
I’ve been thinking about my word for the year, and it looks like it will be four words. And, a conviction to accomplish some writing, dare I say, goals. I share those at the beginning of 2019. This time next year, I’d like to have a full manuscript written and ready for readers and editing. I can do. Yes, I can. I need discipline, i.e. a writing schedule. Something to work on for 2019. I’m terribly insecure about setting goals for fear of not meeting them and letting myself down.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: Are you looking ahead to 2019? Do you set goals? How are you able to stay focused with all of the stuff happening in your life?
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I have a writing space but I tend to write in the living room instead – my feet don’t reach the foot rest even with my chair at the lowest setting so I avoid it 🙂
Looking forward to hearing your words for the year!
Thanks, Jemi. We create where we’re comfortable!
You can do it! You’ve had one story published. Time to move on to something even bigger.
Yes, Alex. Thank you for you vote of confidence!
I can see why you can’t answer the question this month. You have everything from pots and pans to a piano and sheet music in your writing space.
Well, wherever you write, I’m sure you’ll make your goal. Tell us all about it as 2019 unfolds.
Thanks, Lee. I do have many distractions, or comforts, depending on how you look at it.
One of the best ways to accomplish goals is to break them into pieces. That way, they’re not so daunting. So, to have a full manuscript written in a year, how many words would you need to write each month? Each week? Each day?
Be sure to celebrate every milestone you hit along the way, and remember that those are goals you’ve achieved too. You’ve got this!
Thanks J.H. that’s good advice.
JH has the right idea. Set little goals and they will add up.
I have a cat on my desk right this minute.
Cats are friendly disruptions!
I tend to write in one place as distractions will keep me from writing, lol. Happy IWSG.
I have an office, but since I work there at my day job, I tend to sit on the sofa with my laptop and write instead. I edited in the office tonight, and it felt great!