Monthly Archives: January 2012
| “There’s no time to waste. You need to be merciless with your energy and time and work. After all, there are books to write. And trips to take and people to love.”
Quoted from Lorrie at Poynter Institute. http://www.poynter.org chat with Roy on January 5th
It all begins with Purpose. Why are you writing? For healing, for transformation, or for fun? Because you like to write? Because you want to record to remember? For who? Yourself? Your family? The public? Begin by writing a Purpose Statement.
How much time are you willing to commit to your writing? Once you know the answer it’s time to Set Your Goals. Will you write every day, 3 days a week, or just for class assignments? Use your purpose statement as a foundation for setting Smart goals.
Sincere – Is it consistent with my purpose?
Measurable – How will I know when it’s complete?
Accessible – Will I review it regularly & make daily choices to support it?
Realistic – Am I willing to commit the resources? (time, energy, money)
Timely – Is this the right tie to have it as a goal?
Goals are tangible, measurable. Write them and bring them on January 18th.
If you don’t know where you are going how are we going to help you get there?