SWAGr for October 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

 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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7 thoughts on “SWAGr for October 2022”

  1. Hello !!!
    I’ve been busy writing and creating .. but skipped the Swagr last month. So, let me jump back on this bus!

    Complete the next version of Act 2 of the play (workshop session with the critique group on 10/30)
    Next draft and publish LinkedIn profile (still getting clear)
    Find a place to submit a short story (travel)

    IF time
    Develop the outline for Act 3

  2. Let’s look back on September, shall we?

    *flames and explosions*

    Actually, let’s not.

    So, a lot of my plans didn’t get done last month, yet I did do quite a bit of writing.
    U Comm. 1: Due this month–Not done
    U Comm. 2: Due this month?–Not Done
    DG Comm. 4: Due this month???–Not Done
    P4P: Due 9/10–Dropped
    IIBB: Due 9/16?–Dropped
    YF: Due 9/24–DONE!!!
    So, for October. October actually looks to be busier than September, which is par for the course at this point. There are so many exchanges to do, plus I picked up another commission, AND it’s Drawlloween month???

    Drawlloween: 10/1-10/31
    U Comm. 1: 10/9
    GAC Comm. 1: 10/16
    ToT: 10/24
    SM: 10/26
    KCF: 10/29
    DG Comm. 4: 10/30

    Not to mention that I have something due the first week of November (which will probably be an even busier month). But at least I have a week’s vacation at the end of October!

    1. *Ducks* Phew.
      Glad you got the one done. Good luck with October. I am telling myself I am a terrible artist so I don’t get sucked into Drawlloween (you know I love a challenge)

  3. Well, I didn’t quite make the goal I set last month (write at least 30 minutes every day). BUT I did write way more than I have been. I signed up for the StoryAWeek and the Fun Size Challenge and I’ve kept up with those.

    For October I think I’m going to aim for writing at an average of 5 days every week. It might get tricky the week we are out of town, but hopefully I can bank some days before and after. And the people watching should be great for Story Sparks!

    1. That’s pretty amazing.
      Remember you’re allowed to take time away from the writing, especially if you’re starting to feel the burn(out). Just put a date on the calendar for when you’ll absolutely come back to it.
      Thanks for the support for StoryAWeek and the Fun-Size Challenge. It’s great to have you aboard.

  4. I wrote a total of five short stories for the month of September for the Ray Bradbury 52 Short stories 52 weeks challenge. I have just completed week 10. Holy cow I still believe it. Even though I had a few stressful hiccups in RL.
    If I have this correct, I wrote a grand total for the month of 7,051. That brings my total word count up to 21,240 since I started the challenge. My editing skills are getting better, and my writing is improving.
    My goal is to keep going this month along with a poetry challenge. Those will probably not be blogged right off though. Yes, I am nuts! lol

    1. That’s pretty impressive. My goodness!
      We do a lot of ‘nuts’ around here 😉 some of us thrive on the “I’ll show you” energy 😉

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