As you are reading this post, get interests from the title: Writing Goals, I assume that you like writing as well. Writing is always one of my passion since I was a child, I loved reading and wanted to express myself by words, it provides a unlimited imaginary space. I just always think of being a writer, making wishes on writing every year, but…. I procrastinating for life!
As a general small potato in Hong Kong, I work in the environment using Chinese. There aren’t many chances in using English after I graduate. Until recent years, I have feeling that my English is lagging behind since I haven’t been using it often in my daily life. I feel insecure and definitely would like to improve it asap!!! What I can come up with are reading and writing in English for practicing. Thus I spend more time on reading English novels, non-fictions, and blog articles. And I started writing journal in English from last year, for building a writing habit up.
Most of the time, I enjoy my time in journaling, putting feelings on the paper, it is kind of releasing stress.
My Writing Goals
Go back to this post, I’ll keep record on how I decided and actually work on the 2013 Resolution Projects. Here, I’m announcing one of the major goals: Writing.
Basically, there are several projects about writing:
a record of life, on how I work towards the goals, spend for the day and keep track on the progress.
I have two separate journals, the one I use most is a daily journal. It keeps how I feel in a day as a dairy and apart from how I go through the day, I involve a mini-section as gratitude journal in every entry. Just to briefly write down what I’m gratitude for the day. For example:
- a lovely sunny weather;
- a cute bird that come to my window;
- decluttering my closet; etc
And the other one is a inspiration journal. That is a new idea and I haven’t written very much on it. It is all about my goals on Personal Development and inspiration (of course, that why I called it “inspiration journal”). At the first section (6-8 pages), I wrote down 2013 Resolutions in project basis, listed out all I want to do this year. Afterward, it is about anything ideas and articles that inspire me. I would write down with some personal opinions and comments. Sometimes, it is a part of blog article, a movie or my leisure readings.
This is another project that hang in my head for ages. I begin with establishing another blog for it: Writing Island
This is a platform for publishing my creative writing project. To take it in baby step, I started writing a short story. I have drafted the story-line and started writing on it. You are all welcome to come for a look and leave me comments, I will be very appreciate for it.
Developing a good writing habits is essential for me. As with the journaling and creative writing projects, I manage to keep writing at least 10 minutes. I know, it sounds nothing for 10 minutes, but all I want to do is set up a time and write everyday.
As far as I know, it would be much better if I can set up my writing schedule regularly (at the same and place), unfortunately it is impossible for my shift working hours.
Thus I always write the short story (creative writing project) while I’m on the way to office or back home. I use Evernote, at the smartphone, that would synchronize to the Evernote web. Thus I could access through all client applications: my office, home, smartphone & tablet.
Learning to write
Besides practice, it is necessary to heard from professional. There are plenty of websites and blogs teaching writing technique. Here are some of my favorite:
Jeff Goins Writer: http://goinswriter.com/
The Write Practice: http://thewritepractice.com/
Write to Done: http://writetodone.com/
These is my writing goals on 2013, how about you? Are you plan for anything?