Setting Measureable Writing Goals

If you’re dreaming of being an author someday, it’s important to set measurable goals.

Goals like “I want to write a book!“, or “Someday I’ll write a book about that.” are a good start, but they are too general. Instead, write realistic, measurable goals that you know you will be able to accomplish. Start with small goals and once you have accomplished those, move on the bigger goals. I have listed some short-term and long-term examples of measurable writing goals below to get you started.

Short Term Writing Goals:

  • Today, before I go to sleep, I will write 10 book ideas.
  • By the end of the this week, I will research writing groups and I will join at least one online writing group.
  • I will visit a library next weekend, and I will spend at least 1 hour reading a new and interesting book.
  • In the next 30 days, I will spend at least 2 hours a week working on a short story.

Long Term Goals:

  • In the next 6 months, I will enter at least 3 online writing contests.
  • By the end of the year, I will write an outline for a new book.
  • In the next year, I will visit a new place, anywhere in the world, near or far, where I have not been, and I will write a diary about my travel experience.
  • I want to see a book I have self-published on amazon.com in 6
    to 9 months.
  • From now until my first book is published, I will spend at least 2 hours per week researching a marketing plan for my new book.

What are you writing goals? Stop what you’re doing right now and write your goals!

 

About Amelia's Writing Corner Blog - Writing, Publishing and Marketing Tips and Guidelineshttps://ameliagriggs.wordpress.comI'm an Instructional Designer and Learning/Design Specialist by day and a creative writer by night. This site contains articles about writing, self-publishing and marketing. I write in different genres, including business and technology, short stories, rhyming poems and children's books. Follow me on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/ameliagriggs Browse through my online articles at http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/ Learn more about technology on my eLearning Blog: http://easylearningweb.blogspot.com/ Get a computer lesson on my learning site: http://easylearningweb.com May peace, happiness, good health and prosperity by yours. Cheers!

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