Whatever you do, isn't it wonderful to know that this year is full of blank pages waiting for you to fill it with words and experiences?
All of us at Unicorn Bell are grateful for our followers. Especially those of you who have been brave enough to share your writing and/or comment on other's writing. Without you, this would be a failed project. 2011 was a great start to reaching our goals on this blog and in our personal writing careers.
This week, I want to dedicate some time to setting goals. Have you heard of SMART goals?
A--Actionable--meaning you can actually do something to achieve it.
T--Time bound--long or short, you have to set some deadlines
So, Getting Published in 2012 may not be a SMART goal unless you plan to self-publish because there are elements you can not control.
My main goal for 2012 is as follows:
Learn to enjoy my writing time again. AKA remember why I started writing in the first place.
This isn't the best SMART goal example because its sort of vague, but this is what I've lost and I want to get it back. So, here we go.
Specific--Enjoy my writing time.
Measure by how my emotional state improves. Also measured in the time I am allotting myself each day. My dedicated writing time will be from 12:30-2:30 every weekday. During this time I will turn off the phone, the internet, and set myself down to write. I will write whatever I feel like writing on that day. Meaning for the first time ever I'm allowing myself to work on multiple projects at once.
Actionable--I can sit and do this. My family will know when my "work" time is and get used to the fact that I am not to be bothered during that time. I will spend the entire morning doing things with my son (who is still at home) so he doesn't feel neglected in any way. He is old enough to understand work time.
Realistic--Two hours a day is a good chunk of time, but not so much that my home life will suffer. Most of the kids are at school, hubby is working, and as mentioned above the last child will get his time first.
Time bound--Eight months and then I can re-evaluate. At that time the last kid will start school *yay*.
What is/are your main writing goals for this year?