I know this might be a bit cliche, but in honor of the new year I’m putting my writing goals for 2013 in, well, in writing. I haven’t done this before, but I don’t think I’ve ever been this serious about my writing before. I’ve recently received some very positive feedback and encouragement which has helped me focus. For the first time in a long time I feel like my goal might actually be attainable.
I know there are different thoughts on goals; make them achievable, make them in small increments, make them specific, make them vague. I’m not sure what is best for me, so I’m just going to make my goals the ones I want most to achieve. If not done in small increments, they are at least simple, in appearances.
Writing Goals for 2013:
1. Finish first draft of The Elementals – Book 1
2. Finish first draft of Juliet Falling
3. Achieve my monthly goals for my writer’s group (this is where the small increments come in)
While I know this is going to be a lot of work throughout the year, I think I can do it. No, I know I can do it if I just stay focused and work hard.
So, here goes…
Of course you can do it! And we'll be here to cheer you along towards those goals (or prod you or whatever it is you require). And isn't positive feedback the BEST motivator?! Revisit it any time you're feeling discouraged.
Thanks for joining us. I'm rooting for you! I'm so impressed with you for posting your goals as a widget. I don't think I'd dare yet 😉 Happy New Year!
Go for it!
You're right though — much easier to set goals for each writing session and take baby steps (or leaps) towards finishing)
It's Jan 3 already, so get writing!
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You are straight-up awesome, m'dear and I love that you posted your goals! You're going to do a great job – this is your year to kick butt! 😀
Notice I haven't yet posted my word count progress for the month…I'm a little behind. 🙂 I'm hoping knowing other people can see my goals will make me a little more accountable. Happy New Year to you, too!
I have it saved in my email. 🙂 I know I'm going to need it again at some point.
Wow, you're going to be busy, but it's great to get a lot of words down.