Sandra Gerth author of the Writer's Guides Series

How to Set Writing Goals That Are SMART

How to Set Writing Goals That Are SMART

It’s THAT time of the year again—the time where we set writing goals for the year ahead. Setting goals is an important part of a writer’s life. Without goals that keep us moving forward, it’s too easy to procrastinate and put off starting that book or finally finishing it. With the right goals, you’ll keep moving forward and achieve your dreams, not just in your writing life, but in all other areas of your life too. So what does having the right goals mean?   Set SMART goals for your writing! Most of all, make sure your writing goals are SMART goals. …

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Review copies of “Goal Setting for Writers” available

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to set goals for your writing. To help you set and achieve your writing goals, I’m giving away five ebook copies of my book Goal Setting for Writers to anyone willing to read and review the book on Amazon. I’m asking for an honest review. It doesn’t have to be overly long–just a paragraph would be enough to help other interested readers find the book. Goal Setting for Writers is a book that will help you:  Learn the difference between dreams and goals, Turn your dreams into effective, realistic writing goals, …

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Writing progress spreadsheet

Fall has begun, and that means that NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – is approaching fast! I have participated several times and have made the 50,000-word goal every time. There’s just something about this mix of competition and support from half a million fellow writers that is a great motivator. Part of it is that NaNoWriMo allows you to track the progress in your novel’s word count. But not every month can be November, so writers have to come up with another way to track their word count for the rest of the year. It might be a bit …

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How to keep track of your writing progress and why you should

Most authors I know keep track of their word count in some way. If you don’t already, here are some reasons why you might want to start. Seeing your word count grow is a wonderful motivator that will keep you going. Often, you don’t realize how far you have already come while you’re in the middle of the process, so you need to look back every once in a while and see how much you have accomplished. Keeping score makes you more competitive—not just in sports, but when it comes to writing too. Tracking your progress provides you with knowledge …

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