By Jennifer Blanchard
So far this month, I’ve written a lot about writing goals and writing dreams–how to create them, how to take steps toward them, how to reach them. If you missed any of the posts, here’s a list of all of them:
- Attract Your Writing Dreams in 2010
- Are You Talking Yourself Out of Your Writing Dreams?
- Who Else Wants to Set Reachable Writing Goals for 2010?
- Sign A Writing Goals Contract with Yourself
- Do Your Writing Goals Really Belong to You?
- What Is Your Writing Dream?–An Exercise
For the final post about goals for the month, it’s time to think about what will happen when you reach your writing goals.
So let me ask you…What would meeting your writing goals mean for you?
Would it mean you’ll finally be in the habit of writing every day? Would it mean you will have finished your first novel? Would it mean you’ll have sent some query letters off to an agent?
So whenever you’re ready, grab your writer’s notebook/journal and answer the following questions:
- What will my life look like when I reach my writing goals?
- What will the outcome of reaching my writing goals be?
- What will it mean for me to reach my writing goals?
- What will I know is possible after I reach my writing goals?
- How will my life change as a result of reaching my writing goals?
When you have a clear idea of what your end-result will be, it will help you stay focused on what you’re trying to achieve.
Give the exercise a try, and be sure to share what you discover in the comments below!
About the Author: Jennifer Blanchard is founder of Procrastinating Writers. Be sure to follow her on Twitter.