2020 Vision

The last day of 2019. Hard to believe, isn’t it? 

Most of us are probably taking some kind of inventory of the last year, reflecting on what we accomplished, where we failed, how we grew, what we learned. . . and hoping to do better in 2020, whether in our personal lives or in our writing careers.

Here at the Christian Freelance Writers Network, we’re looking forward to growing this blog and making new connections! We have some individual goals as well.

Joyce has shared three things she wants to focus on in the new year:
1. Submit more magazine articles for both adults and kids.
2. Complete a middle-grade book project she has started.
3. Devise a workable social media strategy she can be consistent with.

After years of neglect in her personal life and a foggy professional focus, Anita has been reinventing herself. She’s starting to feel whole again—and wholly dedicated to being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to landing a collaborative book deal, drumming up a magazine assignment at least once a month, and expanding a B2B client base. Her attitude? “Yahoo!”

Randy does a lot of different types of writing, including playwriting, and he’s been cooking up a couple of ideas in that genre.  One of his goals is to move forward with those. Sounds exciting!

Ann has chosen “NEW” as her word for 2020. Her goal is to create a book proposal for a new project. She’s also signed up for a Writer’s Digest class, something new she’s never done before. She’s also thinking about a second nonfiction book project, which she says would require some new actions on her part.

I (Ann-Margret) took a bit of a sabbatical from writing in the latter part of the year so that I could take time to read and reflect and let my well fill up, so to speak. My goal for 2020 is to pitch fresh queries to some of the publications I’ve written for in the past and approach a few new ones as well.

Have you set any writing goals for the new year? Do any of the targets mentioned above spark ideas? We’d love it if you shared them with us in the comments section below. Don’t forget to sign up to follow this blog, and visit us weekly for new articles and tips.

From all of us at CFWN, Happy New Year!

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

 

6 thoughts on “2020 Vision

  1. I intend to start what’s called a bullet journal this week. I’m making my way through Ryder Carroll’s book, The Bullet Journal Method, and finding it may just be what I was looking for to get more organized (another goal). I’d be interested in knowing if any other writers use this system and about ways they tailor it for freelancing. Thanks.

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    1. I’ve dabbled in bullet journaling and it’s a great system! My problem was that I’m just generally inconsistent and tend to jump from one new idea to another so I didn’t stick to it for too long. You’ll have to tell us how you like it! 🙂

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  2. Happy New Year to all involved with the blog! It’s fun to see what others are focusing on for 2020. My goal is to finish a memoir that’s been over two decades in the making. Every time I think I’m ready to write it, it has felt like God put me on hold. And, this past year I’ve known why. Still due to some major personal upheavals it’s been slow going. That said, I think I’m on track to finish “The Windblown Girl: A Love Story about Self, Sex, and Social Justice” before the EPA convention. The initial draft is finished, I’m pitching my book proposal to an agent next week, and I have two weeks concentrated writing time scheduled from 1/28-2/11. By God’s grace I may actually get this put to bed in 2020, hopefully early enough that I can pitch some related articles while at the convention.

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    1. Patti, it’s so encouraging to be reminded that sometimes the best projects take a long time to come to fruition. We live in a world where everything feels rushed and we fear missing the boat. Thanks for sharing this. Can’t wait to see your book published! 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing your writing goals. I wish you all every success.
    I’ve decided to semi-retire at the end of this year and become self-employed as a freelance writer. I’m trusting God to help me be consistent and find my place within the freelance writing market.
    Happy New Year for 2020

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    1. Happy new year to you as well! Sorry for not catching your comment sooner. I hope that this blog will provide some inspiration for you as you venture into the world of freelancing. We’d love your feedback in the future so that we can make this blog as relevant and helpful as possible to other freelancers.

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