Gratitude breaks the spell of Writers Block
|This morning, I decided to review my goals for December 1 to December 20. A New Year will begin in just ten days, so I need to begin sitting goals and steps to attain them instead of simply making resolutions. I am especially interested in the 2,000 word per day writing goal. I'm looking only at the goals I've accomplished in December because that is the most stressful month of the year and stress has an effect on my goal failure rate; this is especially true when it comes to achieving my word count goal.
During the week of December 1-7 I accomplished the word count goal 4 days out of 7.
During the week of December 8-14 I wrote 2,000 words 4 days out of 7.
During the week of December 15-20 I accomplished this goal 2 days out of 6 (as of this entry).
For the next ten days I will set the word count goal to a range between 1,500 to 2,000 and see if that cuts down on the stress. Of course, I could be stessed about something else and it's manifesting it's self in my writing. This December has been unusually stressful with excessive power bills and not knowing when or where I'm going to move.
Goals for the week of December 22-28 are as follows.
Write between 1,500 to 2,000 words per day.
Review at least three items per day (I think I'll changes this to five or six items in 2014).
Enter at least one contest during the week (I think I will change this to three to four items in 2014),
Completed at least one of these unfinished items during the week.
"A Dragon in the Suburbs"
"At the End of the Journey"
"The Dawning of World Peace"
Any other unfinished items will have to wait until 2014 for completion (at this point anyway).
Compile a list of 12 writing projects to complete in 2014.