StoryADay “My Writing Year” Quick Planner

It’s that time of year again. Time to be brutally honest about how I did with my writing goals this year (what? I only managed to edit 30,000 words in November?), and to set some goals for next year. Last year, I used a plain old piece of paper to spell out my intentions. This year, I’m going to give StoryADay’s “My Writing Year” Quick Planner a try. It looks pleasingly right-brained.

From StoryADay:

“It’s good to take some time to look at what you’ve achieved. This printable worksheet lets you assess your writing year, but not obsess over it. It gives you a manageable snapshot of where you were when it started, what you tried, what you’re proud of, what you learned, and what to avoid next year.”

Happy planning!


About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to StoryADay “My Writing Year” Quick Planner

  1. Pingback: I thought of Happiness (StoryADay Post) | Stories in 5 Minutes

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