Dec 20, 2019 • 41M

Episode 190: #DeclaringGoalsMet*

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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.
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We’re reviewing our 2019 goals. Did we gloriously achieve? Live up to our words of the year by focusing on the worthy? Check every box and climb every mountain?

We did okay.

In some cases, we killed. In others, there were extenuating circumstances. Goals were revised, cast aside, postponed. All part of the process. To hear how we did, listen in—and be sure to share your bests and worsts from 2019 in the #AmWriting Facebook Group. Then, get ready for some #2020GoalSetting next week.

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Jess’s video of an eagle trapped by an octopus (which is not nearly as dramatic as I feel trying to wrestle all my goals and to-dos into submission).

#AmReading (Watching, Listening)

Jess: The Bromance Book Club, Evie Drake Starts Over

KJ: Unmarriagable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan

Sarina: The Bromance Book Club

This episode was sponsored by Author Accelerator, the book coaching program that helps you get your work DONE. Visit details, special offers and Jennie Nash’s Inside-Outline template.

Find more about Jess here, Sarina here and about KJ here.

If you enjoyed this episode, we suggest you check out Marginally, a podcast about writing, work and friendship.

Transcript are on a break for the holidays.