Having a Goal and how to get to it. Warrior Writing Part 2

“Have a Strategy” Bob Mayer said. A Strategic Goal as a writer, from the Warrior Writing Workshop.What it is? Do you want to make this a hobby, a job, a career a passion… What is the defining moment when you know the goal has been met? Do you want to hold your book in your hands? Do you want to be on the NY Times Best Seller’s List? What is you main goal?

So setting a specific long-term goal and doing anything and everything required to achieved the goal.
Mine is to be a NY times Best Seller’s List in 5 years, so I gotta get writing and fast. In order to do that, then I need to have Tactical Book Goal, ad Tactical Business Goal and a Tactical Short Range Goal.

Tactical Book Goal:
What can you be doing be doing with your book goal to reach your long-term goal?
Figure out if my book can be made into a Series.
Research possible alternative locations and ideas for more Sentinel Witches to the realm of underground living Vampires.
While writing at least 1,000 words a day then begin a plot for 2nd book.
Come up with ideas for the 3rd book

Tactical Business:
What can you be doing in the buisness realm to achieve the your long-term goal
Find similar favorite books’ agents and publisher
Query Agents once book is written.
Watch the publishing world, e-publishing, traditional publishing.

Tactical Short Range Goal:
What are you going to do day to day to reach your long term goal?
Write a min. 1,000 words a day.
Complete first draft in 10 weeks
Complete plot for 2nd book before 1st is done.
Rewrite for Content, Rewrite Synopsis, and Query
Edit the first work one hour a day.
Write a blog three times a week
Write an article for Examiner twice a week.
Get onto Twitter for writing purposes.

Having it in black and white really puts a reality to it, scary but it’s achieveable because I’m the only way standing in my way. Someone at lunch at the conference said… “I just don’t have time.”At the time I thought, I don’t have the time either, but you know what, it’s just an excuse. We all have time, it is just how do we plan to use it.

For more information check out Bob Mayer’s website or get his nonfiction book becoming a published writer from writer to published author Warror Writer

3 Responses to “Having a Goal and how to get to it. Warrior Writing Part 2”

  1. March 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Wow! This is really great. You go girl.

  2. March 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    God I need to get going!!!! I think tomorrow I may work on an outline for Breaking the Barriers. That will help me write!

  3. March 25, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I'm such a slacker…reading your list made me tired. Loved your new beginning and I can't wait to read more. Keep rocking!!!

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