So, my internet readers… Today is a different kind of post.
I’ve already said before to set goals in order to achieve your writing goals. Daily Goals or How my goals help me are two times I have referenced the topic before. Question is: Do I still believe that goals are something to live by? The answer is obvious. Yes.
I have some major projects coming out under a pen name plus the sequel and the novella attached to the Halfling Series, this year alone. Keep in mind, I also work. I posted a blog last week that I love on my 3 YouTube Videos to Watch. If I didn’t take the small times throughout the day in order to write, nothing would be coming out this year.
I have a lot of things that I have to work through and deal with on everyday basis, but that’s just like everybody else. My point is: Anyone, given enough stamina, preparation, and talent, can write a book. Why do I say talent? Well because let’s face it, if you didn’t have talent writing, why would you to begin with? If you have a talent with cars, don’t you play around with them? What about skiing or coloring? It all runs the same. But talent doesn’t get you everywhere. In fact, that is only 1/4 of the battle. Without the stamina and perseverance to finish that book you’ve always wanted to write, the talent won’t et you anywhere. So the stamina and perseverance is 1/2 of the challenge. The other 1/4 is preparation and goals. Why do I say you only need 1/4 of this in order to complete your book?
The answer is simple. The first draft is telling yourself the story. And with the talent, and stamina, you’ll research and complete your project. But just for a simple first draft, you still need the preparation, but not a whole lot until later.
How would you be able to set up your preparation? Goals in writing, to me, would be a self project. Why? Because, right now, I value writing more than I would anything else. This is something that I, personally, want. Thus I do it for myself, most of all, more so than just trying to publish everything. Which I still intend to do, as well.
Chron.com lists some valuable reasons to why goal-setting is important. The one I agree with most of all is that it brings motivation to people.
Mindtools.com talks about setting your goals. I would go into more detail but I’m already over 400 words for this post, so it’s getting a little too long! 🙂
But I will be sure to post later about how to set up your writing goals and give my life examples to why it works.
Love you all,