Setting goals and preparing for the upcoming year is something I look forward to every winter. I like to sit down and map out my journey for the next twelve months. I start by envisioning where I want to be at year-end and then create small steps that will get me to that point. Do I always follow-through, nope. But starting with a goal in mind for the year really helps me to develop a mindset for growth.
This year I want to focus on the literary aspects of my life.
Earlier this week I posted about my 2019 Reading Challenge where I plan to read books set all over the world.
As for writing, I decided to create a Writing Journal for 2019. I used an old notebook I had laying around, some cardstock tabs from Illustrated Faith, and Papermate Flair pens to set up the notebook.
This is a simple notebook, but I used many of the aspects of bullet journaling when setting it up. I started with a goal page:
In the middle of the page I started with my Word of the Year 2019: Adventure. From there, I broke my writing down into four parts: blog, craft, short stories, and novels. I wrote 1-2 personal goals for each of these branches of my writing.
I broke the year down into four quarters and on the following page I created a space to track my goals for that quarter.
Some other spreads in my Writing Journal include:
-Work-In-Progress sections for planning out novels and short stories
-Books of Craft to Read
-New Novel Ideas
-2019 Reading Challenge: Adventure
-Boot Camp Writing Prompts
-Action Chart (for pieces I have queried or had published)
-Beautiful Words and Phrases
I’m old fashioned in the fact that I prefer to write in notebooks as opposed to using online calendars and notes. If you are a writer, I would love to hear about how you organize your writing. I find relaxation in functional notebooks. I know there are others like me out there.
The Ameri Brit Mom