#IWSG December 2016: Where do you see yourself five years from now?


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Monthly Question: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?


I’ve been trying really hard not to think too much about this. I’m a worrier and thinking about the future is where it all begins. That said, I can’t deny that I don’t have at least five different 5-year plans currently fighting to be the plan I put in motion… I may be a hopeless case.

Three things I know for sure:
1) A revamp of my blog and overall writing methodology is in the works and will be put into motion starting sometime after the new year.
2) Whatever happens, I’ll still be writing and publishing in the next five years, though I may not be promoting it the way I have in the past.
2016-11-08-09-20-46-23) I will be working on several collaborations, taking the spotlight off myself and focusing on the projects themselves.

My whole worldview on writing has shifted a bit and I can’t keep doing things the way I have been the past view years. Plus, I’ve fallen in love with a dog named Margie and feel I must tell her story. Changes are coming and they are scary for me, but in five years, I’ll still be me and I’ll still be writing.


Are you a worrier?
Do you have multiple 5-year plans?
Has your worldview of writing ever changed?


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After hanging out with Alex, be sure to stop by and visit this month’s co-hosts:
Jennifer Hawes,
Jen Chandler,
Nick Wilford,
Juneta Key,
JH Moncrieff,
Diane Burton, and
MJ Fifield!


Click here to visit other IWSG blogs and sites to receive and share more inspiration and support. (This month, I’m #71).

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

10 thoughts on “#IWSG December 2016: Where do you see yourself five years from now?”

  1. You are equipped to meet all of those unknown changes that are going to come at you. Don’t ever forget that and you will succeed. I love Margie. She looks like she has an interesting story to tell.
    All the best, Toi, for your future.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G

  2. Oh yes, my world view change, my personal identity shaken and my daily survival and quality of life threaten, so yeah–all of that affected my writing and creativity. I’ve been shook. Do I worry? Oh yeah do I ever. I hate that about myself I’m trying to train myself to think in a different way to change that. I’m actually doing pretty good with it too.

    Yes I have more than one plan and a new one I am on working implementing for 2017, but expect to have to change and hone it as I go. Great post. Wishing much success. Remember persistence is a writer’s best friend.

    Happy Holidays
    Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit

    1. Thanks for that. It good to know that I’m not the only one who struggles with worrying. As you say, as long as we are persistent in making a change, we’ll be okay.

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