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ROW80 -Goals and Objectives - 2019

Over the past year or so, my writing focus has been replaced by a pre-occupation with live streaming of my video games. It is entertaining, especially when interacting with viewers, but doesn't 'accomplish' as much. But I am retired. At any rate, there are pros and cons here, but I think I would like to get back to writing, while keeping some gaming time. I'm not sure specifically how to do that, but I'll try to develop some SMART objectives. And I'll trade writing time credits for subsequent gaming time - 1:1? 1:2?

Long-term goals:

  • to become a better writer
  • to grow my community of online followers
  • to maintain my health - mental and physical

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ROW80/Twitch in 2019

I used to be a writer. 
Okay, I still am one, but I haven't really worked at it for a year. I tend to be attracted to sparkly things, and I enjoy the challenge of exploring something new.
In 2010 I tried NaNoWriMo - and finished! I wrote a part two of the story the next year and got both published - by a local micro-publisher. Sales have been 'modest' sales, mostly local, but they are available online and in libraries across Canada. I'm pleased with both novels.
Over the years I 'won' several more NaNoWriMo's, but left all the novels in first/second draft stage. I tried editing them but hated it, too many rules and constraints mixed in with the creativity. And no waiting publisher as an incentive.
I also wrote about 100 Flash Fiction stories, just as quick and dirty ways to explore a character or idea, done in only a few hours. I published them online and gathered both praise and constructive feedback. I liked both those things, as well as my sense of accomplishment in creating something.

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