I'm embarking on a new venture, under a pseudonym. I am roughly 5,000 words into a romance story, and it's going well. It was slow going at first, but lately has ramped up.
I've preached before about the importance of goals. I don't do New Year's resolutions. Simply, they don't work. I set goals year-around.
I also do not participate in NaNoWriMo (the National Novel Writing Month) which occurs every November. Instead of writing in November, I write all the time--or mostly everyday.
I've had to revamp how I set my goals. I have a two-year plan, but in the meantime what do I do?
Last week was the start of a new quarter. I wrote down 5 things to accomplish. I call it "My Next 5 Things."
I wrote down 5 things I want to accomplish in the second quarter. It's a manageable list, and I see it everyday.
I have also set a weekly writing goal. I have it broken down into a daily goal for 5 days (minus the weekends) as well as the full 7 days.
So far, it seems to be working.
What have you tried to accomplish your goals? How about one goal a month? It's okay to start small.