Writers, what’s on your list for 2010? Is this the year you will complete the book, start the novel or memoir, really put your writing self “out there?”
Beware of trying to do everything at once—or biting off a big project only to see it fizzle before it ignites! Many experts recommend that you make changes slowly and work to make positive habits a permanent part of your life.
Select your top writing or other creative project. Commit to make small but consistent progress toward a mini-goal. Consider a doable “page a day” to build momentum on your book. (Many days, you’ll continue beyond a page!) If you want to, use the comments here at Write Synergies Copywriting to report on your progress.
You’ll experience permanent shifts by creating new habits in your writing process. By creating do-able positive new habits, over a period of 2-3 months, you’ll see progress. Think of these as baby steps to reach that mini-milestone you’ve identified.
Yes, you do need the big vision goal as the powerhouse and ultimate destination. But tied to that, you need daily do-able actions. These can be most effective when you take a “process” approach. As Dan Millman once said, “A little bit of something is better than a lot of nothing.” With writing, this is more than just a truism.
When you have solidified those habits and made progress toward your milestone, pick the next item to address or create a new mini goal in an area you are already working on. (A blog? A regular ezine? Fiction as well as nonfiction?)
Then repeat the process of introducing simple, do-able steps that will help you make the changes (and your progress toward completion) a permanent and ongoing part of your life. You are installing and creating new long-term writing habits that naturally lead to your desired results.
By developing new habits that inch you toward your writing goals, you are on the path to be able to share your gifts and greatness. This is the journey we are on together, “The Write Synergies Path to Owning Your Greatness.” Safe travels!