Are you proactive about your writing goals and do you try to complete all of your writing projects? Or, do you fumble around taking a wait and see approach?
Many writers take a wait and see approach. They meander around their goals and write a bit every once in a while. However, they are not consistent. They just putter around and hope for the best. How can you be successful as a writer if you don’t put any thought into your writing goals?
Most of us need to plan our writing goals. In addition, we need to reflect on which ones are the most important, and we have to evaluate how we are doing on our goals. How else can we honestly take stock?
Proactive writers are usually the most successful. Can you be a proactive writer? Here are a few ways that you can be proactive?
1. Make sure that you have a vision for your writing career.
2. Take the time to evaluate and re-evaluate your goals every quarter.
3. Write down your goals every quarter, and make sure that you work towards completing them.
4. Learn from your mistakes and take an active role in moving your writing career forward.
5. Don’t simply second guess yourself—take yourself seriously as a writer.
By following these steps, you will be successful and you won’t simply take a wait and see approach. All writers deserve this kind of peace of mind and self-knowledge.
So, take steps today to make sure that you are a decisive writer.
Irene S. Roth, MA
Freelance Writer, Book Reviewer, Author, and Editor