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Do You Have Any Short-Term Writing Goals for 2020?

Short-term goals are anything that will take under a year to accomplish. I’ve centered my short-term writing goals for 2020 on completing the first draft of this novel by February 29th. I would like to have it edited by the end of the summer and in shape to begin querying by next December’s PitMad. To […]

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Do You Have Any Long-Term Writing Goals for 2020?

When I think long-term, I’m looking at 1 to 3 years out. Anything under a year is short-term. That means that long-term writing goals for 2020 are things already in process, or will be ongoing beyond the coming year. I have a couple of things that fit the bill. The first is to break out […]

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Do You Use Incremental Goals to Track Writing Progress?

Today’s question asks whether you use incremental goals to track writing progress. Are there weekly, monthly, or quarterly benchmarks that you measure your goals against? For my part I set goals appropriate to the project. With my current work-in-progress I have a dedicated bullet journal to track daily word count along with weekly and monthly benchmarks. […]

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On Being an Overly-Analytical Writer

Hi, my name’s Berin and I overthink things. Part of this comes from being a project manager. Some of it stems from living with an anxiety disorder. Another chunk comes from having executive dysfunction. It all comes down to need for well-organized information and processes in order to function and feel like I have some […]

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What is the Biggest Writing Goal Achieved in 2019?

My biggest writing goal achieved in 2019 was to assess and reset my existing goals. I mentioned yesterday that I did that in November and I’m happy with the results. As a result I know where I am and where I want to be in my career thanks to a month-long project. I now have […]