Determining your writing goals can be very difficult. This is
especially the case when you have to make long-term goals.
However, without long-term writing goals, you will be very
unfocused and your writing career will suffer.
Once you make a list of your long-term goals, you could
deduce your short-term goals from them. Once you determine
what your long and short-term goals are for four months, you
don’t ever have to wonder what you will work on today. That
way, everything will be planned and in its place.
So, why is this important you ask? Well, unless you know
where you’re going, you can’t really get there, can you? We all
need motivation and encouragement. And if we could do the
encouraging on our own, all the better, because it will have less of
a chance of not working.
I have a daily planner, a weekly planner, and a yearly planner.
All of my planners are in my office, and I can refer to them just by
turning my head at any point. My monthly planner is one of my
wall’s in my office. It tells me what projects I should be doing on a
particular day. My weekly planner is hanging on the wall above
my desk. This keeps me focussed on my goals and keeps me on
track. And lastly, I have a yearly planner on another wall in my
office. So, I have all of my long and short-term goals in sight.
When I come into my office, these lists and calendars motivate
me to be my best and to fulfill all my goals. Try planning your
short and long-term goals to keep yourself focussed.