Wednesday, November 11, 2009

If You're a Writer Without Goals, You're a Failed Writer... just don't know it yet.

The best way to achieve success in any field, especially in writing, is to set specific and measurable goals.

The very act of sitting down and writing up a list of goals helps you clarify your ambitions and your plans. What do you want to accomplish as a writer? Do you want to write short stories? A novel? A blog? Poetry?

Okay, when? What is a realistic timeframe to accomplish the thing you want to achieve? Mark that date on the calendar. Then, figure out how will you get from where you are now to your goals.

There's no diplomatic way to say it: you are toast as a writer if you don't set goals--and then reach them.

What writing goals have you set for the coming year?