Do you have a mission as a writer?
With NaNoWriMo approaching in a matter of days, there are millions of writers plotting, planning and outlining their upcoming writing projects, setting goals and putting forth their missions for November’s annual goal of writing 50,000 words in its month.
I too, am amongst the population who will be participating in NaNo this year, to help me finish my upcoming projects that I have, and possibly get a jump start on some things I hope to get published by mid 2018.
The thought of all of this made me delve into the topic of adapting a writer’s mission; do we as writers have one blanket mission for ourselves or do we adopt one each time we take on a new project?
I believe it’s important to have a mission for writing, because it keeps you grounded and focused on your end game. Everyone has a goal they want to achieve, and with writing, sometimes the process is long and hard. Your mission is what drives you to that end goal, keeps you pressing towards the finish line and helps you stay encouraged!
Starting Nov. 1, I’ll have a writer’s mission and I will write it on my dry erase board above my writing desk. That way when I sit down to write, I will read it aloud to myself, to keep a constant reminder of why I do what I love, and what I work so hard for.
What about you? If you have a mission in writing, what is it?
If you don’t have one, will you create one? What will it mean to you and what will you want it to say to other people?