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My August 2019 Writing Goals

Hello fellow writers! I hope all as been well since the last time I updated this site, about five years ago.

Like many people, it is important for me to have consistency in my writing schedule in order to be as productive as I would like to be. I have had that consistency in my past on and off, even for several years at a time, and I am hoping to return to it now.

In returning to this blog, I am sharing my writing process and keeping myself in check as I work to become the prolific writer I know I can be. What you can expect to see here, at least at the start, are monthly check-ins on my writing goals, reviews of the books I read each month, and occasional insights about writing and reading.

A little about my writing: Literary (and generally realistic) fiction was my first love. However, the past few years have seen me shift my focus toward speculative fiction. I adore reading and writing everything sci-fi, dystopian, and near-future focused. My niche is climate science fiction, especially pertaining to sociopolitical issues surrounding the environment. Of course, that may change over time, but my writing has revolved around social and environmental problems in the genre of speculative fiction for the past several years.

The current project I am working on is a novella-length sci-fi story about a near-future prison system, tentatively titled "The Glitch." The first of four sections is complete at this time. I also will use this blog to further establish consistency in my writing routine and to up my productivity.

My goals for August 2019 are as follows:

1. Complete part two of "The Glitch," both in writing 5000 new words and completely editing the finished second part

2. Write at least one essay post for this blog

At the start of each month, I will share my new goals and provide an update on how I achieved my previous goals. You can look forward to other fun posts here as well!

Thank you for reading, and you'll hear more from me soon!