Sunday, 8 January 2017
SMART Goals are Clever
But now the kids are back at school, I have more time to pursue this main goal in my life. Last time I wrote, I gave vague ideas as to my writing goals. Now I have had the time and space to think, I have been able to nail the ideas down into something solid and S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A,R.T goals are ones that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.
So here are my long term goals:
To submit 12 short stories
I have earmarked a few competitions, but this goal will keep me writing!
To submit 12 Articles
These can either be ones written for the course, or independent ones. Submission to my tutor does not count!
To read 12 books on writing
I am sure I can smash this. Last year I read 20 something books - both fiction and non-fiction. But these have to be aimed specifically at writing.
To complete 12 assignments
I have to complete my course by October 2019. I am quite behind. I really need to focus on this.
To write 52 blog posts
That's 1 a week. I have already written 2 this year. So 50 more to go!
To complete 'Life, curated' and 'plotting workshop'.
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To write more snail mail letters
I stumbled across this blog post, and it made so much sense. I shall try for an average of 1 a month.
I want to have these as monthly goals, but I shan't bore you with that level of detail!
I hope that you have written your goals down - whatever they may be. How are you doing? Have you made a start, and made your goals S.M.A.R.T.?