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My Writing Goals and How They’ve Changed – #IWSG

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A peek into the goals of a writer, and how they have evolved over the course of time


I am participating in my first post for the Insecure Writers Support Group, and this month we are discussing our writing goals, and how they may have changed over time. My goals have skyrocketed in the last five years, and it has made me work harder and feel more confident. Isn’t that funny how that works? You set a large goal for yourself, you push yourself, and now you believe your capabilities are endless.


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This months post for #IWSG is to answer the following question:


July 3 question – What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?


I have always enjoyed writing stories, I have one that I wrote – and laminated – in kindergarten. I have loved reading and writing since I was a little girl. The possibility of making a living from writing anything seemed unfathomable. About five years ago I gave birth to my daughter, and I started a blog. I had no idea what where I was going to take it, but I re-learned how much I love to write and I did not want to stop.


There is nothing like being acquainted with an old passion


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While I crafted blog posts, and read article after article on how to properly run a blog, I began to daydream about writing my own novel. I could barely fathom my blog becoming popular, let alone having a book that I wrote published. I squashed that dream before it ever had the chance to rise to the surface.


I was holding myself back because I didn’t believe I was capable


Fast forward to 2018, I have started a new blog, and this time the main focus is more aligned with who I am and what I want. I love reading books, especially fantasy novels, and I love writing. I find crafting posts for my blog, or writing up copy for my social media pages to be an oddly fun activity. I get lost in my laptop when I’m writing anything at all.


Today I am no longer holding myself back – I want to write a novel, and I am. I will self-publish it once the manuscript is complete, and clean. The cover of my novel has already been designed, it is awaiting the words to make it full and finished. The door to success, and exactly what I want in life has been opened for me, and I won’t let it hit my ass on the way out. I’m all in baby!


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The goals I have set for myself are higher than they ever have been, and that is because I’m actually giving myself a chance – believing that I am capable, and I will make it happen.


So believed she could, so she did








  1. emaginette

    Chase the dream and one day… 🙂

    1. Crystal

      I’m working on it!

  2. Michelle Wallace (@mishy1727)

    Welcome to the IWSG, Crystal.
    you have the correct attitude. Keep at it.
    Perseverance and discipline will get you there! 🙂

    1. Crystal

      Thank you so much! Having the wrong attitude was keeping me back.

  3. B.G. Groover

    Hi Crystal! I’m new to the IWSG too. It’s so great to see you’re moving forward, or as Neil Gaiman puts it, moving toward the mountain. It’s scary, but it’s one step closer to where you wanna be. Kudos!

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