Told you I’m a rule breaker. I’m already veering off from a set path. I was planning on starting Friday Five (on Friday)– just a trial – and see if I like it. But not today. Next week. Promise.
Just in case you all think I’m a slacker, I’ll share the real reason I don’t write resolutions or goals. I promise I don’t lollygaggle through the year with no aim or purpose.
It’s the same reason why I don’t do Nanowrimo. (Not to say I won’t in the future.)
I have a competitive drive. This drive and determination keeps my goals at the forefront of my mind. I’m already writing. Week to week. Month to month.
I don’t need to write my goals down in order to get stuff done. Actually, I’m pretty hard on myself. I set a schedule and I stick to it. Of course, I also know when I need a break. When I need to spend time with family. And when I need to clean. *cough cough *
Outside of weekly and monthly writing goals, I have two goals, which really apply to all writers.
- I will purposefully strive to improve my craft. Read books I like and don’t like and analyze them. Read craft books. Practice. Read more. Work at aspects of life I can control.
- I will be bold and take risks in my writing and any future story ideas.
I can’t control whether I get published or not, but I’m sure as bleep going to try. (Hmm, wonder what book I’ve been reading.)
What is your motivation level? Do you need to write goals down in order to reach them? (Outside of writing, I do write lists and cross things off. Or I’d forget what I’m supposed to do.)