Tagged: Goals

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The New Countdown by Nevada McPherson

Now that the New Year has begun, I, like many of you, am focused on completing unfinished projects and starting some new ones. I’m nearing the end of Part 2 of my latest graphic novel but the end seems to be taking forever!

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Revamped, Revised and Refreshed by Nevada McPherson

How are your writing resolutions going so far? Have you been meeting your writing goals? I’ve been working at it and succeeding to a certain extent but according to astrologers the planet Mercury has been retrograde since early January, scrambling communication, causing glitches in technology, delays for travelers and generally making it an uphill battle to get into an organized, efficient routine for making good on all those New Year’s resolutions.

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Stop Thinking About Your Goals and Do Something! Active Practice vs. Passive Learning by Carol Malone

Back in my early adulthood, I sat in a workshop where the instructor beat us over the head about setting goals. Right now I can’t remember much of what he said, but I do remember I thought long and hard about goal setting, but not so much about how I might actually reach a goal. I don’t remember the instructor teaching us the practical steps of working at a goal.

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So Forget About Passion. And While You’re at it, Forget About Goals, Too. by Carol Malone

I’ve been talking about goals a lot lately and their importance to us as writers. In last month’s WFZ article, I mentioned how amateurs are different from professional writers in that they show up and do the hard work required of them every day, even if they experience boredom. This time, I want to discuss the importance of actually accomplishing something, whether it be in writing or in life.

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New Year’s Blues Got You Feeling Overwhelmed? Or How Can You Achieve Your Goals? by Carol Malone

How many of us have said, “I want to be a writer?” Great goal. A little vague, but a worthy goal. If we write notes, holiday cards, or a grocery list, we’re writers. How can we narrow that aspiration down or beef it up? “I want to write the next great American Novel.” Better. At least you now know what you’re aiming at as a writer. Still a tad unrealistic.

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Is your character’s motivation strong enough? by Carol Malone

“Trevor’s only wanted to raise her girls and fight for her community nursing program. She didn’t have time to be distracted by the hot fireman she burned years ago by refusing his marriage proposal. If she could just remind herself of her desires each day, it wouldn’t be so hard working closely with him to help his father recover from a stroke.” Take Harte a novel by Carol Malone.

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Winners Keep Score by Beth Barany

The Prize As a writer, the prize is our finished book. That’s how we are winners. Winning also means publishing our books and getting readers. Congratulations for showing up for yourself, your creativity, and...

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Trusting the Writer in You by Margaret Aslanis-Nystrom

Every time you think of yourself as being terrible at writing. Every time you doubt yourself as a writer. Every time you are rejected by others. Every time you have a daunting task ahead of you. Take those thoughts and turn them into positive affirmations instead.