Setting and Keeping Your Writing Goals

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March 23, 2017
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Setting and Keeping Your Writing Goals

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Craig Kingsman

March 23, 2017
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    Resolution – the act of resolving or determining upon an

    action, course of action, method, procedure, etc. Goal – the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end. - Dictionary.com
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    • SPECIFIC • Define the goal as much as possible

    with no unclear language • WHO is involved, WHAT do I want do accomplish, WHERE will it be done, WHY am I doing this – reasons, purpose, WHICH constraints and/or requirements do I have? S • MEASURALBE • Can I track the progress and measure the outcome? • How much, how many, how will I know when my goal is accomplished? M • ATTAINABLE/ACHIEVABLE • Is the goal reasonable enough to be accomplished? How so? • Make sure the goal is not out of reach or below standard performance? A • RELEVANT • Is the goal worthwhile and will it meet my needs? • Is each goal consistent with the other goals I have established and fits with my immediate and long term plans? R • TIMELY • My objective should include a time limit. Ex: I will complete this by month/day/year. • It will establish a sense of urgency and prompt me to have better time management. T
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    Get up an hour early five days a week to

    write 333 words per day Write 1666 words per week Write 6666 words per month Write novel by December 31
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    Writing Time Work area Time of day Pantser vs Planner

    Barriers Distractions Review Goals Monthly Weekly Daily (?)
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