My Writing in 2021

Every year, I envision this end of year time, the last few weeks of the year, where I have free time. I’ve wrapped up a writing project and I get to enjoy the holidays stress free.

That never happens. I’m always trying to finish a book, like this year. Almost all of this year has been spent on Justice and Lies, and when I look back on the year, it took too long. This year was hard for writing, and I really struggled with sitting down just to write.

The older I get, the harder it is for me to combat distractions. The pandemic has made it so much harder since I am alwaysat home.

The best writing days were days I left and the best month was July. I got 32,000 words in July, finally finishing the draft. It ended up being my longest draft I’ve ever written and as I go through editing, it’s getting longer. It’s exciting to see this story really come together and I’m close to publication.

Just not in 2021.

I spent a lot of time thinking about writing and what I want for my writing career, and over the past month or so, I’ve realized now is the time to get serious. I’ll spend the rest of the month planning that out so that 2022 can be more successful writing wise.

For 2022, I’m changing the way I track goals, so I’m hoping to have a treasure trove of actual stats about my writing next year. Here’s to hoping consistency is what wins next year.

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