Most writers don’t take proper stock of their writing projects and writing career. They simply fumble back and forth. But unless a writer accurately assesses where she is in her writing career, she won’t be able to make the requisite changes to become a responsible and successful writer.
There are many ways to take stock of your writing career. Here are a few ways:
1. Know what your three main writing goals for the year are and have them written down right above your writing space where you write.
2. Assess how you are doing frequently. You may want to take stock every week or every other week. Never go more than a month without taking stock of your writing projects and how you are progressing towards completing them.
3. If things are not going well, take the time to revise your writing goals. Perhaps you are doing too much or too little. Play around with your times and try to determine precisely how long your writing projects will take to complete.
4. Determine if you are completing your projects on time. This may take a bit of stepping back and assessing, but it is worth your time. Be honest! If you’re not completing your projects in your allotted writing time it is time to regroup.
By taking these steps, you will be becoming a much more responsible writer. A writer who faces the truth and is honest can improve as a writer and grow.
Are you up for the challenge?
Take the time to do an assessment of your writing projects today!
Irene S. Roth