Baby Steps: Not-So-Lofty Writing Goals

Actually, the title should be “Setting Writing Goals When Life’s Kicking Your Ass,” but that wouldn’t be very polite, would it?

It’s shaping up to be a crazy insane week at the old Glue Factory (aka day job), so here is my writing goal: one sentence per day. Last night around midnight, as I opened my working document for the first time since Friday night, I wrote a sentence in this 40,000-word-outline I’m trying to do. Then I got carried away and wrote three more. Four sentences! Then I closed the document.

It’s gonna be one of those weeks. Now I’m off to work, where I hope to talk to a prof in our vet school who’s in Afghanistan taking care of our “dog soldiers.” Okay, some days I love my job at the Glue Factory.

UPDATE: The winner of “The Native Star,” the great new book by MK Hobson is….drumroll…SHANNON. Shannon, I don’t have an email address for you. Contact me at and I’ll get your book to you. If I haven’t heard anything by Friday, Oct. 15, I’ll draw another name. So stay tuned!

There’s still time to comment below for a chance to win the J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood companion book–drawing’s on Friday!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

3 thoughts on “Baby Steps: Not-So-Lofty Writing Goals

  1. I know about those not so lofty goals. I’ve been stuggling to find the time and energy to put down 250 words a day this month. This is one of those rare times, in the last week, I’ve been able to sit in front of the computer at all.
    I’d love a shot at J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood companion book! Count me in.

  2. You’re in! I hear ya–last few weeks, it seems a sentence a day is all I can manage. But any little bit keeps us moving forward!

  3. This reminds me of that book Bird by Bird, where the author says to just take it a little bit at a time and eventually you’ll get there.

    Thank you so much for the win on the book. I’ve emailed you my info. I thought that you would have access to the emails as the blog owner. Bummer they don’t give it to you.

    I’m really enjoying your blog and have loved a lot of your posts on write in the shadows.