‘Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions: and many of us writers might, in addition to other goals, resolve to shape up our writing routine or schedule. Maybe we want to get more organized. Maybe we need to be more productive. Whatever the case, I thought some tips might be useful as we form our resolutions.
In fact, here are four.
1. MAKE SURE YOUR WRITING RESOLUTION IS CONCRETE.
What do I mean by that? Resolutions need to be measurable in some way. They needs markers by which you judge whether or not you are successfully completing your goal.
Just like it’s better to say, “I will go to the gym three times a week” than, “I want to exercise more,” your writing resolutions should be along those concrete lines.
- I will write for forty-five minutes a day (rather than, “I will write more.”)
- I will write five hundred words…
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