And since the Seahawks met one of their goals for the season, today seems like a good day to discuss your goals as a writer. Do you have goals? Do you have a plan? Serious question for serious people, and I only ask it because I am a bit surprised by the number of writers I run across who don’t have any direction whatsoever.
Now let me begin by saying if you simply write because you have the passion then that is good enough for me. The goal, in that case, is accomplished every single time you sit down to write and I say bravo to you. Anyone who has followed me even a little bit knows how I feel about writing with passion, so I’m in your corner all the way.
If, however, you have other goals, say to write a book, or to make it as a freelance writer, then may I suggest breaking your goals into smaller, more-manageable goals that are doable in the short term and will give you some quick success?
For example, let’s say your goal is to write a novel. Well great, but how are you going to go about it? Do you just want to write one before you die? A bit nebulous if you ask me. How about setting a goal of writing one chapter every month? That way you will have some good feelings about your accomplishments.
Writing is a tough gig, and I think it is important that we give ourselves attainable goals so we can experience some “feel good” sensations along the way.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Yep, I have to agree with old Leonardo on that one.
CONTEST OF THE DAY
Writer Advice has a flash fiction contest going on with a deadline of April 18th. A $15 entry fee is charged. Check it out here.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
How about a music prompt today. Here is the link to a Youtube video of a song I love. Check it out and see if it doesn’t prompt some writing out of you.
AND A PICTURE PROMPT OF THE DAY
For those of you who hate music. What does this picture say to you?
BLOG OF THE DAY
I never remember who I’ve highlighted, but oh well. Here is my friend Donna with her blog…check her out; she’s a nice lady and a darn fine writer.
MORE ON THURSDAY
Happy writing to you all this week. I’ll check with you on Thursday and see how you are doing with those goals. Thanks for the visit.
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