SWAGr for April 2023

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!

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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6 thoughts on “SWAGr for April 2023”

  1. it’s been a minute for me as well —
    Past month(s) –
    Accomplished the updated Linked – In profile
    Accomplished – celebration after each 50-minute session of writing. (Thank you, Julie)
    Writing to discover if I will continue with the Play “Adventures into the Unimanigable” OR Start the book instead.
    Have an ongoing list of articles I’ve started and organized in a folder.

    Select 1 article a week – and finish it at 500-750 words.
    Continue to see/feel what needs to be written around the play/book.
    Write weekly with 11 yr old granddaughter for 1 hour over zoom.
    Ask for help on how to best introduce structure to her.

    Bye all!

  2. Dear Julie,
    I feel I owe it to you. Till last month, I had been quite upset with you. You know, being a writer, what queer fellas we writers are. I expected you to mention me somewhere at least after I had finished writing a story a day in the month of May, 2022 – 31 stories altogether!
    But you didn’t. You preferred talking about all those illustrious names while I was hurting internally. I had no control over the evil thoughts going through my mind at such times.
    Things changed last month when I needed to refer to one of my previous stories. Not being a very organized person, I had to take help from your StoryADay site. And when I found my printed story, I realised how unfairly, unjustly I have treated you all these months.
    Forgive me, Julie, for my ignorance. I don’t know if I will be able to put pen to paper in the way I used to as I have recently joined St. Xavier’s Public School as the Principal, and life has been quite hectic. But I will keep contributing to some of the contests, if you will only allow me.
    Please keep me informed about all your new plans and programs. God bless a good soul like you. Keep inspiring and impacting the lives of people like me.
    With all the very best wishes …..

  3. Hello! It’s been a minute since I’ve been here, so let’s get to it.

    Last month, I dropped a few exchanges but wrote a lot for myself, which was honestly way more fun.

    This month, I’m writing mostly for myself, with two fics of mine to finish that I’ve put off for quite some time, plus a smattering of exchanges.

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