It’s time for the first Owensboro Writers Group meeting of 2012. Come on over to the
And you know what the January meeting means – time to get serious about your writing goals for the coming year. (I heard those groans!) Let’s make this process easier.
Start with something small, something you know for sure you can accomplish. Maybe that’s a daily or even a weekly goal.
Once you’ve moved that far out of your comfort zone, tiptoe a little closer to the edge and figure out something you can do on a monthly basis.
Whoohoo! You’re hanging over the edge, feeling the wind in your hair, and guess what! You arrived there in such small steps that you didn’t even think about fearing what you are about to face.
So go for it. Go big. Make a six-month goal. Really think about this one. What can you write, learn, accomplish in a six-month period? Take a hard look at your weekly and monthly goals. How do those goals work together to build a first draft, a series of articles, a chapbook of very personal poetry?
Okay, deep breath. And one, two, three – go for the one-year goal. What will you have accomplished in one year’s time when you fold all your weekly and monthly accomplishments together?
There, that wasn’t so scary was it? It’s one day at a time, until it’s one week at a time. All those weeks will blend together into months of work, and suddenly you’ve reached that one-year goal that was shining so far in the distance in January of 2012. In December, you’ll be taking your bow for that new manuscript, that series of articles sold, that writer you’ve become. And we’ll be the ones applauding.
Bring your 2012 Writing Goals with you to the meeting and share with the group.