Nov-Ember Writing Spark: A Challenge to Fire Up Your Writing Goals

I don’t know about you, my friends, but I lacked motivation and inspiration to write during the last year and a half. I had the time (plenty of it), and yet my creativity seemed burnt out.

Then an unexpected trip to a local park a few weeks ago inspired me to write two new chapters of book two in my YA Fantasy trilogy. ✏️✏️✏️ I gazed out at the lake, the sunlight dancing across the Fall leaves and water’s surface, and felt energized.

I’ve since written two more chapters, and want to keep up the momentum. With November being the major month for writing challenges, I decided to create one to help spark some writing inspiration.

DETAILS

Create an individualized writing Spark Sheet (aka Goal List) for the month of November; the intention being to ignite creativity. Push past your comfort zone and write for the love of it.

Revisit a work in progress from years ago, or create a new one altogether. Write at your own pace – let inspiration guide you!

FOR EXAMPLE: Set a Goal to…

  • Write {insert number here} hours per week.
  • Put yourself in an environment that interests you.
  • Go to a local park, museum, or holiday festival.
  • Find a writers’ group/research info on a writing conference.
  • Use the weekly prompts (to be posted each Monday in November)

Your individual writing goals may change as you move through the month, and that’s OK! Try not to overthink the process.

If anyone wants to share what their Spark Sheet looks like, please do! It just may inspire a fellow writer. Don’t compare your goals with another’s. This is about your writing needs.

I’ll post a new writing prompt each Monday (starting Nov 1st), and a “check-in” on Fridays.

Kelly’s Sample

Published by Kelly Deeny

I am a writer, singer, jewelry designer, and theatre enthusiast. I use various forms of artistic expression for personal reflection, community discussion and creative inspiration. My premiere novel encapsulates all of the above. Follow along on my journey towards an artistic career!

3 thoughts on “Nov-Ember Writing Spark: A Challenge to Fire Up Your Writing Goals

  1. I am doing a gratitude journal. It was something my Rabbi talked about during the early days of the pandemic. I have continued it. I am also working on a writing project in my writing class for my day program for adults with Autism on Zoom.

    1. A gratitude journal 👍👍👍👏👏

      Do you have a structure when you write (certain word/page count goal or number of times per week) for your gratitude journal? Was it a daunting task when you first started?

  2. I am doing a writing project for my day program for adults with Autism on Zoom. I am also doing a gratitude journal which my Rabbi talked about during the early days of the pandemic.

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