Monday, Dec 29, 2008

Taking a Yearly Review

Dear Power Writers, 

Before we can decide where to go next with our writing career, we must evaluate where we are now. Each year, during the week between Christmas and the new year, I evaluate my writing goals for the past year. I take a close look at the goals I achieved and those I didn’t achieve. Then I ask myself why I did not achieve certain goals and why I did achieve certain ones. Usually I discover one of the following reasons for my failure to achieve a goal: 

1) I allowed myself to get distracted by something unimportant.

2) I didn’t plan my time properly.

3) I did everything I could, but it wasn’t God’s timing. 

As the year comes to a close, take a few moments to evaluate your past year. Determine what weaknesses kept you from achieving certain writing goals. Analyze what strengths enabled you to reach certain writing goals. Then focus on those strengths as you work toward your writing goals in 2009.




MaryAnn Diorio, Ph.D.
Novelist, Poet & Artist
Truth through Fiction ®

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  1. Another thing that hinders my writing is discouragement. I get rejection after rejection. I hear how tough the market is. I read about layoffs and the bad economy. All this makes me think, why bother?

    But the stories want to be written, so after I get done feeling sorry for myself, I get back to writing. And I try not to beat myself up for waiting so long!

    I pray 2009 will be a break through year for us all.

    December 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM