New Year, New Sharable Writer’s Goals?

A new year means new resolutions, right? What happened to last year’s resolutions? Hopefully you achieved them. Or maybe, last year you thought them up, let them sit and stew for the year, and 2014 is the year to put them in motion. Probably not, sadly. So why the heck are resolutions so easy to make and so hard to keep?

 

Consider this: habits are hard to break. Most resolutions set out to break an existing habit or, to create a new habit (which is just as hard to do). You wouldn’t jump into the ocean if you didn’t know how to swim, right? You’d get into the baby pool first, learn the techniques and start at the beginning. It’s a process; a slow-trek called progress. 

 

So let’s not make resolutions, let’s make some goals. These are easy, attainable goals. Pin them, share them, save them to your desktop or print them out and stick them on your wall. I don’t blame you if you need an in-your-face reminder. I do to, which is why I created these.

 

So take some time and reach these goals, I know you will. So when you do, Tweet me (@Midnyghtskie) the jpeg with #WritingGoalMet and I will include a shout out to you including your Twitter handle in my end of the year follow-up blog post.

 

So what are you waiting for? Go dream, achieve, do! Oh, and don’t forget to share with me what other writing goals for 2014 you have.












 

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4 thoughts on “New Year, New Sharable Writer’s Goals?

  1. I’ve been setting monthly goals for a while, but recently started daily to do lists. It’s really helped me achieve my monthly goals. Plus, it feels nice to check things done on my list.

    • S.K. Wills

      Patricia,
      Thanks for your comment! I’m a list and checking off items kinda gal myself. What kind of daily items make it onto your to-do lists?
      SK

  2. I’ll have to remember to use that #WriteGoalMet hashtag. Hopefully, I’ll be using at the end of this month. I’m really trying to get my quirky Texas travel book ready for publication by Jan 31st. *fingers crossed*

    Like you and Patricia, I love, love, love making to-do lists and crossing things off as I go. I usually do 3 columns: Online, Offline & Strategy. I put all online and computer related tasks in a big sloppy list, then all my offline stuff in another. The Strategy column is for things I actually plan to do on that particular day.

    This way, if I get through everything planned for the day, I can find something else quickly from the other lists.

    Getting everything out of my head really helps me relax.

    • S.K. Wills

      Absolutely, and wishing you all the luck at having your book ready by January 31st. With just over a week to go, you can do it! When it’s published you should Tweet me the link, I love reading friend’s books. @Midnyghtskie is my handle.

      I love your 3-column to-do list! I might have to implement that myself, and make a template so other people can take advantage of it. It’s really helpful to see everything, I agree. I’m a visual person. At my work desk I have a 3 month calendar because I need to see everything out in the open like that. Helps me to remember deadlines and like you said, work on strategy for getting stuff done on a given day. Thanks for the post!

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