Posts Tagged "goals"

2015 in Review

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

2015 in Review

Now that I have my new year, new approach, I was interested to see how things turned out with respect to the Goal Setting class I’d taken a year ago at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Part of the class includes writing two letters to ourselves about our goals and giving them to the instructor, who then mails one to us in July and the other in December. Sort of a progress report that we forget about until it arrives in the mail. When I wrote the letters in 2015, I promised myself I’d be less specific or at least provide leeway when congratulating myself on various accomplishments. In...

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New Year, New Approach

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

New Year, New Approach

I’m a bit of a self-help/self-improvement junkie. I read or listen to a lot of books, watch inspiring videos, and always feel motivated to change…at least initially. But many of them have exercises or new ways of approaching my life and I rarely did them or if I did, stopped after a few days. This is also often, but not always, true with the goals and intentions I set each year for my writing career. This year, I’m going for a new approach. One Step at a Time How many times have I heard that phrase or even said it to someone in a well-meaning way? Too many to count. But...

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Writing Goals: One month check-in

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

Writing Goals: One month check-in

A month ago I wrote about my experience with a writing workshop about energizing our writing and setting some goals.  I’ve decided to do a check in on my blog to keep myself honest and to see where I need to make adjustments. After setting broad goals for 2014, noting what I wanted to accomplish in each month, I identified goals day by day for January and February. As mentioned in my February 3 blog, I completed a decent draft of my YA novel and sent it to my critique group a day ahead of schedule. Since that was the only goal I had for January, I noted which scenes/sections I needed...

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At the Core of Our Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

At the Core of Our Resolutions

Back in July, I wrote about digging a little deeper when it comes to why we write. Goal setting is great and I thrive on it (I love checking off tasks and gaining that sense of accomplishment), but it has been amazing how answering deeper questions about why I write – in general and also a particular story – has given me more motivation and a deeper sense of responsibility. This past Saturday, I was thrilled to attend the “Day-Long, Kick-Butt, Get-Your-Writing-Year-in-Order Workshop” at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, which the instructor, Shari Caudron, had renamed...

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Friday Focus: Progress Check in

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

Friday Focus: Progress Check in

So back in January I set up my 2013 Writing Goals and for the first time ever, tried to set goals that I could actually meet. I’ve actually completed goals 1 and 2 and am focused on #3, where I am trying an experiment. I’m using Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat Beat Sheet to structure my YA Novel and had set sub-goals for meeting each beat. My original plan was to report back in June when I was planning to be finished, but I’ve really hit my stride, even though I’m slightly behind on the sub-goals, and just wanted to bask in that. I’m big on basking because...

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