My name is Lauren and I am new to this blog. I currently have a blog called Everyday Revelry. I also write twice a week at The Latin Americanist. I work full time and I am in graduate school part time. Because of all of those things, my writing goals, both short and long-term, are all over the place. I thought I would share the overarching goals and then post my goals for the rest of this week.
1. Write more regularly in my paper journal: I have been trying to do Morning Pages (though these often become afternoon or evening pages!). I also just signed up for SARK's Juicy Journaling program.
2. Spice up my blog posts. When I started Everyday Revelry, I had no idea what I wanted to write about and I sort of still don't know. I've been experimenting with things that interest me but I'd like to have more continuity and longer posts. With work and school, I need to make a better effort to concentrate on what I post and improve my writing.
3. Think about research possibilities for a PhD. I am still torn over whether or not I want to pursue this route. I have several academic interests but I would really like to research memory/forgetting in Latin American literature following the dirty wars. I need to research this some more and write out how I feel about it.
4. Explore freelancing. My ideal career involves being a yoga teacher and a freelance writer. I just signed up for a course called "Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer!" , which starts August 10th, and ordered several books on the subject. The course itself has mini-assignments or goals that I want to build on as I go.
Goals for the week: This week I want to explore the questions from days 1-3 of the SARK program in my paper journal as well as write my morning pages. My second goal is to post on Everyday Revelry each day, brainstorm new post ideas and try to post things that will illicit more comments and/or bring more readers. I also hope to read a book I just bought called My So-Called Freelance Life.
I'm really excited to be the newest kid on the block! I hope I can support you all in your writing goals!