7.12.16

The Five Year Plan. Alternate Title: Winging It #IWSG

Hey all! I hope your Decembers are off to a good start and that you're feeling the magic of the season. Amid all the festivity, I'm getting the third book in a trilogy (which is actually the first book in the series...more on that next month) ready to relaunch into the world at the end of January. Naturally, my insecurity this month is: "Will I get it all done?"

But I know by now not to waste any time worrying about it. Head down, nose to the grindstone, and all that. So on to the IWSG question of the month:

In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there? 

Here's my deal - I don't make 5-year plans. On this writing thing, I'm happy to go with the flow and see where it takes me. Yeah, I won't be writing any how-to books anytime soon (or ever). But I'm having fun, and that's my main objective. And I'm very, very, very grateful to those writers who've made goals, hit them, and shared their knowledge with the community so that I can at least fake like I know what I'm doing. THANK YOU!


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16 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I am a planner and goal setter. I just need to do so better for myself.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Love how you go with the flow and have fun! Great attitude! :)

Em-Musing said...

..."Winging it." I like your plan.

Michelle Wallace said...

As a writer, you're comfortable with who you are...I love that.
I agree that having fun is important.
Happy IWSG Day!

Jennifer Hawes said...

Yeah, I'd be TERRIBLE at writing self-help books. I poke fun of them in my new MG book. I'm such a pantser/wing it kind of person too.

Julie Flanders said...

LOL I love your alternate title. :D

Raimey Gallant said...

I may be a hard-core plotter for my books, but in real life, I'm a pantser.

Karen Walker said...

Like you, I don't do 5-year plans. I wish you so much luck with your trilogy/series. Sounds exciting.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Way to go with your third book!!! Many festive cheers to you!
I think that we each have a way that works for us - pantsing, plotting, goals, or non-goals. If it works for you to be a goal-rebel, then go for it!

Victoria Marie Lees said...

Writer know thyself. Good for you, Nicki! All the best for a happy holiday season.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't make plans either. I can see to the end of a project and that's it.

authorcgcoppola.com said...

I'm like you... I don't make 5 year plans. I've learned that the Universe has what it has in store for me, things I never thought possible. So I'm just going to keep writing, keep staying positive and see where it takes me. Good luck to you!!

Jennifer Lane said...

Well I completely blanked on IWSG this month but if I had written a 5 year plan, it would be exactly like yours! Go with the flow, baby. :-)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Nicki...

COLD ENOUGH? UGH! I am still in this FREEZER ZONE!

Sounds like you're super busy.... Good luck with all of it. Let's chat soon... I moved... AGAIN... the sale the loft went through and I am now living in a high rise, corner unit, 17th floor, SE exposure. Sound familiar? LOl ... no not Lincoln Park, sadly. Still in the south loop, BUT the view is very cool. The east windows face Soldier filed and a the Field Museum and the LAKE.... the south view is unobstructed urban cool... to the west, I see the river. NICE.... Lots of LIGHT. I am loving that aspect...

Hope you're great! HAPPY HOLIDAYS if I don't speak to you soon. I should be in Florida at Christmas until MAY..... I can't wait!

Olga Godim said...

Love your approach: very relaxing, no pressure.

Juneta Key said...

I don't normally make plans either but decided to try something different for this coming year. Wishing you much success.

Happy Holidays
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit