Monday, October 6, 2008

Writing and You: Goals

Have you got a plan to become the writer you want to be? Do you need a plan of actions that will net you your writing goals?

I think every writer should have writing goals--goals for the day, the week, the month, the year and even five and 10 years down the road. Reasonable goals--obtainable goals. But most importantly goals that accommodate life's intrusions (job, family, kids, pets, emergencies, Mother Nature, and wild critters to name a few). You see, once you have a goal in mind, you can formulate a plan of actions to achieve that goal. Sure, you may fail to obtain the goal, but then you re-evaluate what you did and plan a new course of actions. Now if you think that sounds like what a protagonist does in a story, you're absolutely right.

Become goal oriented and become the hero or heroine of your own writing life. You can do it one word, one paragraph, one page, one scene, one story at a time.

--Remember: Craft enhances talent.