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day 10 // goal ✨
It feels like I’ve had lots of writing goals over the years.
To finish this story.
Or that one.
Create a character who______
Finalize my world that________
Write one short story a month.
Write novel number 2
Write a memoir & on & on & on.
I’m a writing goal setter (& dreamer for sure) but not always a goal follow-through-er .
That is, until I stopped thinking I had to complete all my writing goals right now in this moment in this year.
After all, a story comes when it’s ready.
The Cultivate What Matters Powersheets have a lot to do with my writing goals these days, helping me break things down into more manageable ideas & recognizing the heart & time space I have to work on all the projects flowing in my writerly soul.
Especially when my project list looks like:
Finish this round of revisions on my novel
Start querying it (to agents)
Vision/ plot board novel 2
Start writing novel 2
Dream on novel 3
Dabble in short stories
I know I might not reach ALL these goals by the end of the year, but I also know that letting my writerly soul dream keeps me moving forward in my writing. There’s always a story somewhere, whether it’s on a page, a document, my heart, or my imagination.
And when that story comes—whichever one it is—I’m learning to be a place where I’m ready for it.