For many full-time writers, Friday signifies the end of the workweek. Our family takes up the weekend days, and although we might be able to sneak in a few revisions or start a few lines for a new story--usually our full focus comes back on Monday.
But each Friday--as you've probably noticed--I like to evaluate what I've accomplished for the past week--a throw-back from my days as a counselor where I made daily and weekly goals with my clients.
GOAL #1 I finished reading and editing my hard copy of my manuscript. Whew. Now today I plan to put it together in a better looking package.
GOAL #2 I had planned to transcribe more writer interviews and didn't get it done due to wanting to finish goal one. Will do one today.
How about you? Can you check off some concrete goals that moved you forward in your writing this week? Were they too big and maybe need to be broken down into manageable chunks? Are they doable with what you have to work with? Do you have the necessary means, information or time to achieve them?
Think about next week and what changes you may have to make as a writer to accomplish the next step in your pursuit to getting published for the first time or the next time.
Tomorrow I will be posting a blog about blogging and what I've discovered over the past few months. I've encouraged many writer friends to start one and I wanted to share why and some of the encouraging aspects of doing so.