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How to Plan for a Successful New Year as a Writer

The start of a new year is a great time to set some goals for yourself. Here are some ideas for writers to consider to plan for a successful new year:

There are a couple ways to set writing goals.

Manage Your Time.

Do you want to work for a certain amount of time per day or week?

Or would you prefer to write a certain number of words per day or week?

If you can put a manageable amount together, it will be much easier for you to stick with it than if you start with an unreasonable amount.

Join a Writer’s Group.

You can check community center boards, or libraries or bookstores. These groups can support you throughout the year and keep you from getting discouraged and giving up on your goals. If you can’t find a group, start your own!

Ask around or advertise locally to find others who are interested in meeting once a month or so.

Reward Yourself.

Set up some rewards to keep yourself motivated. For instance, every 10 pages written you get a day off from writing, or an extra 15 minutes of sleep.

You can have bigger rewards for reaching bigger goals – a new computer game for 100 pages written. Think of something you’d really like, and use the thought of it to keep you working.

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