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 ®