- Set small, measurable goals
- Under estimate the time you'll be able to put in
- Adjust your goal setting to a weekly mode, rather than daily
- Weekly Word Count Goal
Weekly Project Goal
some of you may work on more than just a novels. You may also work on smaller projects, like articles or devotions. If that's the case, try to set a goal of one devotion or article a week, instead of a word count for those projects.
Revolving Weekly Goal
You might want to try something I call a revolving weekly goal. This is where you have a different goal every week for 3 weeks and then it starts over. The first week you might complete a small project. The next week, you look for markets where you can sell it. The third week you might spend learning about the craft of writing. Then you begin the cycle again.
Whatever method works for you is the BEST method.
Just remember, that no matter how early or how far along you are on your writing journey we all need to spend time studying the craft of writing. That can be done through reading books, attending a seminar or conference, or reading blogs and websites.
All of these are necessary for us as writers to improve our craft.
So what have you found works best for you? Share your insights with the rest of us - please!