After a spectacular failure to perform last week, I have been compelled to write a post (or at least attempt something) this week.
First of all, the last couple of months haven’t bene the most kind for time/inspiration. I have managed to write a (now almost complete) first draft of something in very small bursts and I have been working on some blog posts for another blogging project I’m toying with (nothing definite yet!) I started a new project by accident yesterday which has already got a thumbs up so I’ll hopefully be well into that by Christmas. Things are moving, just maybe not in the way that they should be. Drifting is more like it.
AS I’m in a much better head space than I’ve been for a couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about goals and what mine actually are. Where do I want to be and how do I want to get there? Being able to see things with some clarity has helped me in attempting to define some questions to ask myself:
What do I want from the blog?
What do I want from writing in general?
Do I have any goals (long-term/medium/short-term)?
Is there anything I should be investing in to help my cause?
(I really like the way they make a little pyramid. Cute, huh?)
These questions are slowly forming the cornerstone of my writing plans. It would be OK if I just wanted to write for the pleasure of writing, and nearly every blogger who writes says this at some point, but if we’re all honest with ourselves (and I mean really honest) we all want some recognition and validation. Some acceptance and the confirmation that the work we have put into our books, our beloved is worth it.
As part of this exercise of exploration, I’ve been opening myself up to the idea that anything is possible. I’ve watched my friends hit success after success because they’ve worked for it and as a result, I’ve realised that there’s no reason why that can’t be me (or you!) I still don’t have answers for the questions, but for now, the questions are enough.
What are your writing goals? Do you have short-term milestones to aim for?