I'm a goal setter. Always have been. Attend college, find a husband, start a career, have a child, pay off the house. I've always had a plan.
When I worked as a counselor, I'd meet weekly with my clients to write and revise their monthly goal plans. I'd break it down in small attainable steps to ensure success. Same as I did for myself.
I don't know how to function without goals.
So when I started my writers group, I asked each person to share with the other members what they were working on and planned to work on the next month. Eight months later, I see marked results.
When I first started writing, I wasn't even sure what goals a writer should have. The whole concept of writing seemed as fuzzy as my bedroom slippers. I wrote because I liked to. After four years, I finally have a clearer picture of what I need to be doing. After all, writing isn't only about the writing. Words like submitting, editing, querying, marketing appear on my daily planner.
How about you? What's on your planner this month?