Coming July 9th . . . Summer Goals


Graphic by Alexis Daria

How’s the year going so far? A lot has happened this spring and so far this summer. Come chat with us about your successes and your struggles. We’ll check in with our expectations for the year and reassess our goals for the rest of 2017.

Join us Sunday 4pm PT/ 7pm ET on #RWChat.


Coming April 23rd… Jealousy

RWchat April 23 Jealousy

We love watching each other succeed. An achievement for one is good news for all. But it doesn’t mean we’re not tempted to compare ourselves to one another. And when someone else gets that contract we’ve been wanting or hits a bestseller list before we do… it can be really hard not to feel envious. Or dare we say… jealous.

Come chat with us about how you deal with jealousy when it arises and hear how others cope with it too. See you Sunday 4pm PST/ 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett

Coming April 9th… Spring Goals

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

So, remember those New Years goals? How are they going? Do we even remember what they were?

Now’s the time to assess how the year is going so far. Are we on track for where we want to be? Are there things in the way of our goals? If so, are they things out of our control or within our control? How can we readjust our goals accordingly to keep us motivated and encouraged in the coming months?

Join us with your ideas and thoughts. Or come to lurk and learn. See you Sunday 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern.

~Robin Lovett

A Simple Plan (shame if something happened to it…)

What goals do you have for the autumn season? According to my bullet journal, mine are simple:

  • Don’t touch the MS for Project Arcade until Oct. 1!
    Research methods for revising novels (Sep 30)
    Read Story Genius
    Re-Read 2k-10k
    Google search for blog posts (Fiction University)
    Play Dragon Age: Inquisition for background and feel for Project Arcade (no deadline)
    Make a revision plan for Project Arcade (Oct 4)
    Ask 3 people to be critical readers for Project Arcade (October 15)
    Make it up to 50 queries submitted for WITCHMARK (october 15)
    Revise Project Arcade, round 1 (November 15)
    Revise and edit Project Arcade, round 2 (December 15)
    Plan Winter 2017 goals (December 22)
    Reading Break (December 31)

This is pretty much in order. It also focuses exclusively on stuff I can control. For example, I wrote “query more agents to a goal of 50” because I can do that myself. “Find an agent to represent me” depends on other people.

I also have a lot of freedom with my plan. I have set deadlines, but they’re just for me, as I’m not under contract for anything. I am super comfortable with my deadlines, and if nothing happens to disrupt my plan, I’m going to have a contemporary romance ready to query when publishing re-opens in January.

The only problem is if something happens to wreck my beautiful plan, like say getting a response on WITCHMARK that means I have to hold off on Project Arcade. Then I’ll have to do it over, but honestly, that would be a nice problem to have.

How do you plan ahead for writing?

Coming Sept. 25th… Autumn Goals


Graphic by Alexis Daria

The summer’s gone… The years have passed… I mean, well, not years, but it’s been since July when we talked about our mid-year goals. How are they going? Are you where you thought you’d be at the end of September? Are those goals you planned for “By the end of 2016” still looking possible?

Whether you need a totally new goal plan or you’re running right on track, come join us Sunday evening 4pm PST / 7pm PST on #RWChat to tell us how your writing is going this fall.

~Robin Lovett

June 19th: Halfway Year Goals

Remember those New Year’s writing goals? How are they going? We start the year with ideas and plans, hopes and dreams for what’s in the year to come. We’re halfway through. How’s it going?

We’ll remember our goals from earlier in the year, observe how it’s gone so far, reassess our goals and set forward plans for the rest of 2016.

Join us with ideas and questions. Sunday at 7pm EST, 4pm PST on #RWChat.

~Robin Lovett

(image courtesy of Alexis Daria)