Achieving Writing Goals…?

I was recently asked what my writing goals are, and then they said something about how inspire people with my writing.  Okay, #1: I write because I love it — it’s what makes me most happy.  My writing goals have advanced over the years.  The begging of this year, I only wanted to write a book, but as I began the journey, my fingers eagerly typed, which now leads me to want to strive to have my book published…AND to one day have it turned into a movie, and yes, it would be a Romantic Comedy. #2, I thank them for the compliment about how my writing inspire people, but I look at it as more of that I want to entertain people.  I want people to relate to my stories, and after they have read it, feel as if they have looked inside my life and my character’s lives.  After hearing the quote “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it,” by Toni Morrison, it inspired me to write even more.  My story needs to be written!

Many people who write usually have a goal in mind, which can be from one end of the spectrum to the other.  Goals are made all the time, but what helps you achieve them?

Not all of our goals are the same.  So, how do you set a writing goal?  I skimmed over several Google articles about setting a writing goal, and this was the one that seemed useful to me: http://www.writerstechnology.com/2008/07/how-to-set-smart-writing-goals.   I think the article had some SMART  (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound) ideas, but not only that, the strategies seem reasonable for a beginning to expert writer, (yes, even expert writers still set goals).

As my writing advances, my confidence increases, which makes me want to achieve my goals.  I don’t want to be the old woman on her death-bed who says that I should have done this, or I should have done this, but instead, I want to be that woman in her thirties who is out in the World, with nothing stopping me.  I know that some days will be easier than some, but as long as I take it one day at a time, I truly feel that I will and can excel in what I put my mind to, my goals.