SWAGr for November

Serious Writers' Accountability Group

Welcome to the Serious Writers’ Accountability Group!

Post your goals for this month and let us know how you got on with last month’s goals.

Leave a comment below telling us how you got on last month, and what you plan to do next month, then check back in on the first of each month, to see how everyone’s doing.

(It doesn’t have to be fiction. Feel free to use this group to push you in whatever creative direction you need.)

Did you live up to your commitment from last month? Don’t remember what you promised to do? Check out the comments from last month.

And don’t forget to celebrate with/encourage your fellow SWAGr-ers on their progress!

Download your SWAGr Tracking Sheet now, to keep track of your commitments this month


Examples of Goals Set By SWAGr-ers in previous months

  • Finish first draft of story and write 3 articles for my school paper. – Courtney
  • Write on seven days this month – Clare
  • Extend my reading and to read with a ‘writers eye’- Wendy
  • write 10,000 words – Mary Lou

 So, what will you accomplish this month? Leave your comment below (use the drop-down option to subscribe to the comments and receive lovely, encouraging notifications from fellow StADa SWAGr-ers!)

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5 thoughts on “SWAGr for November”

  1. I continued my writer mindset focus in October; posted to my blog again (finally!), and brainstormed several short stories aimed at the picture book audience. I also did a lot of self-discovery journaling, which was new for me. For November I’m going to cheer on those doing NaNo, but set a more realistic goal of 10K words for myself. Not sure if that will be one story or several, we shall see. I’m also critiquing and giving feedback on works from two other writer friends; I find I really enjoy editing someone else’s work! 😉

  2. *cue flashback montage*
    “This is the month where I always overbook myself. Drawlloween is here and, while I can’t draw to save my life, I love doing fanfic with it.
    I only have three fics due this month: RR, FIAB, and ToT. But FIAB is at least 12k due, so haha, oh boy. No commissions and probably no writing course, so at least that should lighten my load.”

    Narrator: It did not, in fact, lighten the load.

    OK, so October was kind of a waste, but I did get stuff done, so not a total waste.

    I only managed 3k of FIAB, but I finished RR & ToT with ridiculous overage. I did nothing for Drawlloween, I didn’t finish Spook Me, either, but I am keeping the prompts, I signed up for about 5 more exchanges, and, well, life continues.

    November is here, though, so let’s see those goals:
    ~YGO ME PH

    And NaNo, maybe. We’ll see.

    December’s going to be a hell of a ride, as I have so much due, but I’m going to try and get as much done this month as possible, so I don’t have to worry much then.

    Vacation from 11/8-12!! This will be a time to just do anything but work-work at work. So, cleaning, writing, sleeping….

  3. My September goals included adding at least one chapter to Angel’s story — And I added two.
    I also wanted to write every day — well, I did, but not the way I had in mind — Keep trucking on!!

    For November — Nano would be sweet and I’m going to keep that in the mix though mostly I am aiming to complete a family story booklet, two short stories and two more chapters in Angel’s story.

    I’m encouraged by nature’s transition colors and weather

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