Do you know how to create the most effective commitments? In other words, do you know how to create commitments which will be the most successful and help you to complete projects?
It can be hard to solidify writing commitments, especially when you are first starting off as a writer. However, you can do this most successfully by following these steps.
1. Think of what you would like to accomplish in the next one to three months to further your writing career. Do you want to complete a book or novel? Do you want to create a few projects for your blog that you sell? Whatever it is, write them down. This is a brainstorming session. So, write down as many as you come to mind. Have fun with this.
2. Choose no more than three of these writing goals that you would like to pursue and complete in the next quarter.
3. Write these down on a sheet of paper.
4. Decide if you could feasibly complete all three goals in the next three months. If not, choose one goal and decide that this is the one you want to complete.
5. Write that writing goal down on another piece of paper. Decide how much you have to write to complete the goal in three months. For instance, if you are planning to write a 12 chapter book in three months, you will have to write 4 chapters a month, which is about a chapter a week.
6. Create a writing schedule for the next three months. Write down each one chapter a week for three months.
7. Then create a weekly schedule for each week on how you will complete the goal within the three month period.
And there you have it! That’s not too hard…is it? The more clearly you can determine your writing goals for a quarter, the better you will be able to commit to them and the more successful you will be.
Irene S. Roth
Freelance Writer, Author, and Editor