Are You Achieving Your Writing Goals? If Not, Here's Some Help...
Since it's April and the New Year is becoming a distant memory, it's a good time to evaluate your writing goals for this year.
The question is - is your writing growing and developing the way you planned?
When you first set your writing goals for this year, how much writing did you plan to be writing by now?
Or, how many submissions did you expect to have submitted?
If you are succeeding in your goals then you are one of the consistent ones and - congratulations! Keep up the good work! :)
However, if you are struggling - why is this?
Why isn't your writing developing to the level you expected it would?
How many words are you writing per day?
How many submissions have you written and submitted to publications, magazines, ezines?
What could you do to improve?
Here are some simple suggestions:
1) Daily writing drills
2) Enrolling in a writing course
3) Joining an online writers, critique or readers group
My recommendation for anyone who is struggling with their writing goals is to generate 200 - 500 words per day.
Choose just one of the choices above and stick with it for 21 days. It only takes 21 days to create a habit.
Writing, for a person who wants to be a serious writer should be like brushing your teeth or combing your hair. It's just something you do on a daily basis.
Don't let yourself become overwhelmed by the pressure. Just brush your teeth, comb your hair, get dressed and write 200 words, every, single, day!
So... which writing task will help you?
The question is - which of the above methods will help you in your writing career right now?
Write me back now - just hit comments to this blog post - and tell me which of the three you would like to pursue over the next 3 months, and why.
If you don't want to do this online in front of the world, then email me privately using the little envelope on this blog or reply if you receive updates by email and I will help you stay focused on your writing goals.
In the meantime, keep writing and keep having fun!
Posted by Leanne O'Connell
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