SWAGr for April 2022

It’s that time again: time to make your commitments to your writing for the coming month. Join us!

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.

Serious Writers' Accountability Group

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!

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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

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22 thoughts on “SWAGr for April 2022”

  1. The March goals I met were: To complete the IWriter Course and complete the second act of a play.
    I am still working on updating my Linked In profile.

    April writing goals:
    * Perform Act 1 and 2 of the play “Adventures into the Unimanigable” for a general public audience – DONE on 4/16
    * Update Linked in Profile
    * Complete the book and notes from “Story Genius”
    * Begin a book on Memoir / Start outline for a book


  2. I did not make my goals for last month-outline of novel idea ready in preparation for online class on writing a novel.

    However, today I printed a fresh copy of the Short Story Framework and wrote my story idea for a novel I’d probably have fun writing, one that would give readers the elements I want included in my story brand: I want a Mizula story to be funny and deadly.

    1. .. I’m interested in your story .. one that is funny and deadly! Sounds like an interesting read!

  3. I am sticking with my 10K goal, and hopefully will surpass that. Also still hoping to plot my novel this month.
    Best of luck to everyone!

  4. I’m new on this site. I’m making a very small time goal so that I will be more likely to keep it and establish a habit of daily writing. Friendly accountability helps me. (I have a long history of failed achievement goals.) For April I plan to work on my book 2 revision for a minimum of 15 minutes/day 5-6 days/wk.

    1. Great goals. I have recently discovered how nice it is to set achievable goals after years of setting ones so high I could never actually make them!

  5. I accomplished my goal to finish the I,WRITER course and submitted one story. The second half of the month I was not able to go over the lessons and assignments as much as I hoped to. My April goals are to submit three short stories, read more short stories, write four short stories and get ready for Story A Day May.

    1. Hey – great to read what you’re doing. You go Gabriele! All the best for your writing and submittals. I’m going to dive into the Story a Day May too …. Looking forward to trying the new format.

  6. Last month’s goal was to write two times a week for at least 15 minutes each. There was only one week where I didn’t get two sessions in but I’m still calling it a win!

    This month, I’m keeping the same goal and adding on that I read one chapter from Writing Down The Bones every night.

  7. Write some words each day this month, even if only Sparks.
    Write for one hour+ at least two days each week.
    Let my inner Storyteller out to play, with or without words on paper.

  8. Hello I am new, I did reach my goal last month which is to work on my script. My goal this month is to have it finished.

    1. Welcome! And congrats!
      Good luck for this month.
      I always envy script writers because the form is so defined (as if that somehow makes it easier. Ha! I’m sure it doesn’t…)

    2. Good luck on your script! I hope to try my hand at that too someday! For now sticking to my goal of writing a novel and finishing up short stories.

    3. Hello Myiesha fellow writer. Are you writing for screen or stage? All the best for the month’s goal. It’s exciting to hear.

      I’m completing a stageplay at the moment (had an audience for acts 1 and 2 on Saturday) I’ve done a little screenplay writing and training. I enjoy it.
      I’ll be looking to hear more about what you’re up to and how it’s going.

  9. Yeah! I completed my MARCH goals. It feels good.
    APRIL 2022 GOALS.
    Continue reading more books.(I’m enjoying this.)
    Continue writing regular story sparks.(I love doing these!!)
    Write the next chapter of my novel.
    Write a further chapter in outline.
    Read my WRITERS FORUM magazine and do some of the exercises.

  10. Hi. I’m new here, though I’ve been using the Storyaday website for a while now. My goals for April are to finish two short stories so I can share them with my family, and to write “one on the ones” five days a week (write for one hour either at 11:00 or 1:00 depending on the day’s schedule).

    1. Amanda – thanks for sharing your plan about 5 days a week and what hours. It reminds me I could benefit from setting specific times.

  11. March Goals:
    Commission 3–No, for real, actually finish this month.
    YGOBB–Pick idea and outline
    HBB–Pick idea and outline

    Commission: Seriously, this has to be done this month or I’m gonna mcfreaking lose it.
    O5k: Write
    SS: Write
    YGOBB: Pick idea, begin outline
    HBB: Pick idea, begin outline
    F5k: Hope for the best
    Plus, maybe work on a couple short fairy tales for submission.

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