Before you can achieve your goals, you need to first assess where you’re starting from. What writing milestones did you hit in 2013? Even if you only write down, “I came up with a great idea for a book — and that’s all,” it’s okay. You need to start somewhere. So let’s do this…
List what skills you have up your sleeve. Here are some examples:
1. I’ve got an idea for a romance novel.
2. I launched a social media campaign.
3. I thought of a great scene.
That’s a great start! Never throw away tiny bits of success. You witnessed a couple in a park and imagined how the scene plays out. Put that in a file and save it for a spot in your future book.
Now, determine your end-goal. Where do you want to get with your writing in 2014?
If the answer is I want to write a novel…or two or three. Then write down what steps need to be taken to achieve that goal. Now, work backwards.
1. Plot out what it takes to reach your milestones.
2. Don’t forget to write down the possible pit falls in the road in order to sidestep those.
3. Set mini-goals that you can easily achieve along the way.
Ready, set, go!
Take that first, important (but maybe scary) step. What can you do right now to achieve your goal?
1. Start slowly by writing down the concept.
2. Figure out who your characters are.
3. Describe each of them.
4. Ask yourself questions.
5. Set a writing time for each day…or if that’s not part of your goal, then each week.
And if you need help along the way, Evatopia is here. You can do it. Write. Now.