- Goals must be something you can personally control. Making the NY Times Best Seller list is not something you have the power to make happen.
- Goals must be realistic.
- Long-term goals must have smaller short term goals in place to get you there. Create measurable benchmarks to get you to that bigger goal.
- Create a plan on how you are going to achieve that goal.
- Create rewards and punishments for yourself to motivate you toward your goal.
And please, DON'T QUIT!
So, for all of you writers out there - What are your goals?
For you agents and editors out there - What are your goals?