Goals: How They Can Help Your Writing, Part 1

I’m on Day 5 of my writing retreat, and I’m sad that my week off has come to an end. Never has a Friday made me so sad! But, it’s a good time to focus on the future.

Whether you want to write as a hobby or a career, it’s good to have goals. It can keep you from letting a project languish in a file on your computer unfinished, get you published, or just keep you happy with the work you’re putting out.

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Breathing Room for Creativity

I’m not sure what started it, but I knew that it was time. I had to take some time off work. I’d taken long weekends off, and I’d taken longer vacations to go and see my family halfway across the country, but I couldn’t think of a time I’d taken a nice “stay-cation”. So, here I am, sitting at my desk and ready to work.

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The Caverns of Blue

“I found something out there,” he told me. I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. He pointed to the horizon, and I looked, but all I could see was a vast emptiness. The landscape stretched out to the horizon, a blue shimmering rock. Nothing grew on its surface. Everyone knew that. We came to this planet because we found water below the surface, so we all expected some familiar carbon-based life forms. But there were no plants, no trees, no animals when we arrived. Either the scientists were mistaken, or they hid the truth from us, and I didn’t know why.

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