progress // #hopewriterlife


day 12 // progress ✨

I started the year with a heart towards writing more so than I ever have.
There are big goals & lofty dreams for 2019 wiggling around in my head.
Things like

  • querying

  • agents

  • novel number 2

  • writing retreats

  • blogging

  • novel number 3

I’m a dreamer, remember?

But I’m also preaching to myself that it’s progress over perfection & little by little things will grow (thanks Lara Casey!)

So for sure I’m querying this novel, but I know I might not land an agent.
I’m going on retreats, but they might end up being me, holed up in a coffee shop four blocks away while I connect virtually with my writing partners.

Novel 2 might come with just a plot arc while number 3 might be a notebook full of research (historical settings do that...)

But those little bits of story here & there are progress at being a writer.
A part of my soul that’s finally, fully waking up.

So I’m reminding myself that the best progress I can make this is year is to

j u s t w r i t e

wildly. hopefully. whimsically. fully.
through the good + bad.
in the joy + hard.

Because that’s what a writer does.

They write.

This post originated on Instagram as part of the Hope Writer’s #hopewriterlife challenge, but I’m sharing it here are part of my Notes from a Writer’s Desk series.