It's what we do. If we didn't, we wouldn't be here. Right?
But how do you envision stretching yourself as a writer over the next twelve months?
Where do you want to be a year from now?
How many words?
How many chapters? books? characters? queries? agents? book deals?
Without goal setting, without action plans, without envisioning success, we're little more than dreamers. I don't want to wake up on January 1st, 2011, and realize that I'm the same person I was the year before. I want to be different, stretched, challenged, changed. I want to be the person who rose to the challenge.
Alex Moore Challenge: Join me! Pick a new writing goal or achievement for the next year. It doesn't have to be fancy or stressful or inventive or creative. And don't select something just because it sounds classy or bookish or hip. It just has to be something that means something to you.
- Put new GOAL in writing. Use sticky note or parchment paper, whatever - just get it down.
- Find a picture that represents that goal. Rip it out of a magazine, doodle it, snap it with your iPhone.
- Tape them together & post in prominent place: mirror, bedside, locker, computer.
- Snap a picture of the duo -- and email to me. Let me post the pretty pics over the next 365 days on this blog. Well...er...at least on the Tuesdays of those 365 days... :)
- Include your goal in the comment section, too -- leave evidence of your hope in the blogosphere. We here at Adventures in Writing want to
ridiculesupport you as you reach for the stars.