Planning Your Writing Future

As you look back on 2011, are you happy with what you have accomplished in your writing life? If not, decide now to change things in 2012. 

In order to move you in a positive direction, change must be intentional. In other words, you cannot simply sit back and let life happen.  You must MAKE it happen. You must determine what kind of change you want and then develop a plan to effect that change. 

As you plan your writing life for 2012, keep these points in mind:

  • What writing goals do I want to accomplish by the end of 2012?
  • What action steps will I take to achieve those goals?
  • How will I reward myself when I do achieve those goals?

Once you write down your goals, keep them in front of you throughout the year.  A big part of achieving one’s goals involves continually focusing on them. 

Remember: your writing future is in your hands. Don’t take it lightly.

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  1. What writing goals do I want to accomplish by the end of 2012? I want to finish my nonfiction book.

    What action steps will I take to achieve those goals? I’m going to put aside my fantasy novel and focus on this project. Unless I need a break. 🙂

    How will I reward myself when I do achieve those goals? Hmmmmmm … hadn’t thought of that. I think going out to dinner sounds nice.

    I’m also working on a children’s book about Chincoteague which Kim and I are planning to self-pub. The manuscript is done and I’m waiting on the illustrations, so it won’t interfere with the nonfiction project.

    Happy New Year!

    December 19, 2011 at 7:09 AM