It’s going to be 2023 before you know it. Use today’s writing prompt to help you envision and outline one of your major writing goals or writing resolutions for next year. I don’t know about you, but I believe that if you can envision something and write about it, it can not only happen but is more likely to happen. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: Envision A Writing Goal For 2023

Today, imagine you’ve already achieved a writing goal you want to achieve next year, then write about it. Try to be as practical as possible so that the goal seems achievable in real life, so you wind up motivating yourself and not discouraging yourself. And write in the first person because this will help you internalize what you write.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

2023 Writing Goal: Achieved, by K.E. Creighton

I close my newest novel after reading one of its chapters aloud to a medium-sized group at my local library. This is the fifth location I’ve visited so far on my book tour. I look up and see a variety of expressions, meaning my audience was actually paying attention. I’m relieved and relax a bit. A woman in her mid-thirties wearing a sundress with a large floral print looks enthralled. A teenage girl with awkward bangs looks intrigued. And an older man holding a faded green fishing hat in his lap looks bemused. No one fidgets or gets up right away. Instead, they look at me until the emcee speaks up. This Q and A session should be interesting.

The emcee says a quick word before opening the floor for questions. The teenage girl with awkward bangs asks, “So what happens next? Is the novel a vision of what could and should happen next? Or is it a commentary on things that are already happening, that have happened? How much of what is in the novel is based on real events?”

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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  1. Although writing can be quite cathartic, the prompts and other things always leave me wanting to set up a complete outline and try my hand at a short story or complete novel. I think back on the career of one of my favorite authors. He wrote for a card company, but was never happy until he began to write on his own.
    Although he is usually his own worst critic, he has one of my favorite authors. I think everyone considers what it would be like to write their memoirs, or research/interview to tell someone else’s story. Since we are told to write what we know, telling our life stories may seem boring, but I truly think everyone has a story to tell.
    The idea of living out your dreams through writing sounds terrific. But this same author I spoke of earlier also stated that he thinks anyone who wants to be an author must be crazy. You might even call this a “caveat author”.
    Telling someone else’s story through interviews is what many journalists do. This field is something I considered early on in life, but became soured on through a massive media event. So, maybe writing for pleasure or even therapy sounds like a more realistic and preferable option.

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