My Writing Goals for 2014

Personal Writing Goals for 2014

I’ll need to be really focused to manage my writing goals for 2014. I’ve got a lot planned. This year is one of the first that writing will be one of my main activities, apart from spending time with God. I’ve got a passion for writing, but I’ll need to turn that passion into writing energy in 2014.

2013 was an eventful year for me. I gave up my teaching job to become a full-time freelance copywriter. I did it because it was what God instructed me to do. I’m now a freelance copywriter. So I’ll be doing lots of writing this year, especially if I want to make money to pay the bills. :-)

Below are my writing goals for 2014:

  • While reading through the book of Ezekiel, God gave me an idea for a story. It’s going to be a fiction novel based on some characters in one of the chapters. I hope to finish writing this novel by the end of spring 2014. I’ve written the first chapter. I aim to commit to writing at least 500 words a day for the next three months to finish it by the planned date.
  • I recently enrolled on a ‘Writing Your Novel’ course with the Writers Bureau. It’s got 10 modules. This course will help with writing my novel. I plan to study for one hour each day on the modules.
  • I’m in the process of creating a new niche for my other blog Miraculous Ladies. The niche I’m planning is for up-and-coming mature entrepreneur women over 40. I aim to offer lots of useful advice relating to starting a business, blogging, freelance writing, relationships, health and beauty tips and more. I’ll be doing lots of research and writing because I want to give useful information.
  • I will be sticking to a regular updating schedule for my business blog Divine Copywriter. I’ll be publishing a post once a week. 
  • I joined Na No Wri two years ago and started writing a novel that’s been on my mind for quite a while. Unfortunately, due to some changes in my home I wasn’t able to complete it. I started again this year, but my gorgeous seven month old grandson took first place over my writing. I also had to help my daughter. He is her first baby. So, once again, the novel wasn’t finished. This year I’ll be attempting to write another novel I’ve got in the pipeline. Hopefully, I’ll be able to finish it (at least the draft) if I stick to typing the required number of words each day.
  • This blog has been updated regularly. I plan to write fresh content once a week. There are lots of single Christian mummies like me out there. I need to start sharing useful tips, advice and resources to help them. I also plan to use Bobbie’s Testimony course on this blog. It helped me write my testimony ‘Snatched Out of Darkness. It will be great to hear how God’s been working in the lives of others. 

As you can see, I’ve got a lot of writing to do as well as running a freelance business. I know I will need  to focus to achieve my writing goals for 2014. It’s a privilege to be part of this blog hop. I’m looking forward to making some new friends. 

I’m taking part in a 6 week blog hop challenge. It’s organised by Ruth Synder. It’s a fantastic way to meet other bloggers and get focused for 2014. If you would like to take part click on this link: Ruth Synder

 

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June is a freelance copywriter and blogger. She's also the owner of DivineCopywriter.com and MiraculousLadies.com. June is passionate about sharing knowledge to inspire and motivate you. Subscribe to Arise Single Christian Mummies to get awesome updates. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

14 thoughts on “My Writing Goals for 2014

  1. June, thanks for sharing your goals with us. It sounds like you have a busy year ahead. May God strengthen you, encourage you, and give you wisdom as you sort out the priorities He has for you. Thanks for joining the blog hop :)

    • Hi Ruth, thanks for stopping by and for your prayers. I certainly need His wisdom as I make decisions about my blogs and writing career.

      I really appreciate what you’re doing for us writers. It’s really encouraging. May God bless you, guide you and give you divine wisdom and knowledge in all your endeavours. :-)

    • Thanks Patti. I’ve got a lot planned. So God’s guidance, wisdom, focus and motivation are the key words for 2014. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  2. Aw, I’m a few years off, but really looking forward to the grand-parenting stage. A grand-baby is a really good and valid excuse for putting the writing on hold for a bit – enjoy every minute with him that you can. A small suggestion for you ~ it’s almost impossible to tell whose blog this is, and it’s difficult for someone stopping by to connect with your writing, especially personal stories, when they don’t know who you are. Would you consider putting your name (and a picture really helps too) at the top to welcome visitors as they come by? Blessings on your family and your writing in the year ahead.

    • Sara, it doesn’t help when the grand-baby is so cute. It’s hard not to pick up him. He give me the most beautiful smile. He is a blessing. :-)

      Thanks for the suggestion. I really appreciate it. I’m going to be changing the theme of this blog soon. But in the mean time I’ll put up an author bio. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

      God bless you. :-)

  3. It’s nice to meet you, June. You have ambitious goals, but it sounds like you’ve organized them into do-able points. I agree that grandbabies (and grandkids of any age) are wonderful reasons to put away the pen and computer for a while. They grow up so fast! Enjoy your little blessing as you bless others with your writing.

    • It’s nice to meet you too Kathleen. It was easy organising them on paper. Doing them is another story :-) But by the grace of God I’ll manage them.

      Yes my grandson is a cutie. He distracts me so easily. And they do grow fast. He’s nearly 8 months already. How time flies! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words.

  4. Hi June,
    So wonderful to meet you. I am a volunteer back in Canada (right now we are in Arizona) at the Pregnancy Care Centre. We work with single moms all the time. You are an inspiration to single moms.
    And yes – go where God calls you – those novels if they are in His plan will come to fruition.
    Blessings,
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com Author of Tadeo Turtle (preschool story)

    • Hi Janis,

      It’s lovely to meet you too. I’m also a single mom. My youngest daughter’s dad died 14 years ago when she was just five. I’ve had to bring her up on my own with the help of God’s guidance. I want to use this blog to support and encourage other single moms. But I haven’t done as much as I should. I intend to do more this year through this blog.

      I pray to be in God’s will every day. So, like you said, if the novels are in His plan then they will happen. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-) God bless.

  5. June – you did it! Good job. This is such a worthwhile blog to be operating.
    You should put your name on it. I didn’t know it was you until I got down to the bit where you mentioned Testimony Train.
    Which chapter in Ezekiel are you fictionalising? Very curious to know.
    By the way, look out for tomorrow’s post on my Wednesday Testimony Shares at http://testimonytrain.com/blog/ – it’s by a former single mother who gave her daughter up for adoption.

    • Hi Bobbie,

      Thank you. I will put my name on it with a picture. Someone else mentioned that as well.

      The story is based on Ezekiel 16. I’ve written the draft outline and one chapter. I’m way behind. I started writing last year but stopped. I have to crack on with Him. It’s a good thing God has so much patience. :-)

      I look forward to reading the post tomorrow on the Testimony Train. The blog hop has made me refocus on this blog. I left it behind to concentrate on my other blog. But the focus has now shifted back. I’ve got plans to make this more useful for single mothers. I’ll be implementing those plans soon.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      God bless.

  6. Nice meeting you June. It sounds like you have lots of interesting things to keep you busy. Let us know how these projects work out.

    • Nice meeting you too Violet. I will keep you updated. Thanks for stopping by.

      God bless. :-)

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