Monday, January 05, 2009

WAP: Writing Action Plan

Poet mom has a great post describing the benefits of having an action plan for writing. In her case, it's a PAP: a Poetry Action Plan. I'm adapting her idea into a Writing Action Plan, or WAP, since I don't write poetry.

Here's my 2009 WAP.

  1. Get three short stories finished and into the submissions roster.
  2. Revise my NaNoWriMo novel.
  3. Attend Grub Street's Muse and the Market Place in May.
  4. Continue writing drafts of short stories as the muse strikes/time allows (meaning goals 1 and 2 take priority).
  5. Do NaNoWriMo again (most likely).
  6. Get something accepted at NPR.
I have some other things I'd like to do too, including getting a few steady freelance clients, breaking into a big magazine, and teaching at a community college. And I'll be teaching a writing workshop at the BCAE that I'm really excited about. But I like the number 6. And those 6 goals are really most important to me in 2009.
So here goes.

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4 comments:

RB said...

Great plan!

j said...

Might call my plan EAP (Essay Action Plan) because I like the form so much;
or
GBAWBADIITAI
(Get better at writing by actually doing it instead of thinking about it)
j

Writer Bug said...

Ha! Love the rather long GBAW...

January said...

NPR is a goal of mine, too,

Yea for the WAP!

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