How to Set Writing Goals for the New Year (And Actually Follow Through)

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Hey, everybody! New Year’s is only a couple days away and that means resolutions! Most of us make them,  but how can we actually stick to our writing goals? Here’s some tips!

#1: Be Specific With Your Goals

You don’t just want to say, “I’ll get lots of writing done this year.” That sounds like one giant goal (which will make your brain go “nope!”) and it’s pretty hard to tell when it’s complete. Wouldn’t want it to blow up in your face.


Instead, think more along the lines of, “I’ll write 250 words everyday this year.” This gives you smaller tasks to do everyday, rather than one big, looming goal that seems impossible.

It doesn’t have to be based on word count, either. Maybe you’ll do a goal like, “I’ll get four chapters done per month,” and make a list/schedule for yourself describing how you’ll accomplish it. Just make…

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Tales From the Fourth Dementia

` Two events within 24 hours of each other changed Oswald Parker’s life. If the events had happened in reverse sequence, Oswald would have remained a dirt-poor loser. Instead he became a millionaire and the Great Hope of everyday Joes in the country.
Oswald, a 30-year-old nerdy-looking bachelor, went to a local department store to buy himself a pair of socks for his birthday. Walking through the Women’s Department Oswald saw a life-size poster of a beautiful auburn-haired model.
He gazed at the poster for five minutes during which two sales ladies asked if they could help him find something.. He just stared at the woman in the poster. The floor manager was approaching Oswald when Oswald snapped a photo on his cell phone and bolted for the front door.
He drove straight to a grocery store and stood at the counter where lottery tickets were sold. As everyone knows…

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