creativity

Write down your writing accountability goals

Many times people ask me how to write a book. What they really mean is how do I make time to write. It’s not easy. There is always something else I could do. There are a million reasons not to write and only one reason to write: because it matters to me. I have lots of tools that I use to keep my writing organized. There’s one that I use to hold myself accountable: concrete, actionable goals.

Each week, I write down specific writing goals for that week. I make them specific, actionable, and time-sensitive. Then I take those weekly goals and turn them into daily goals that when added up get me to that cumulative weekly goal. Each weekly goal folds into a larger goal—a book, a screenplay, adding to my writing portfolio, pitching more of my work, etc.

Writing down my writing goals makes them real. Once I write them down, I have to do them. There’s magic in motivation we can see.

1 thought on “Write down your writing accountability goals”

  1. Hi Christa – printed this out — it is so helpful. Thought it was just me that struggled to be consistent in writing (mostly my journal, but with business product descriptions as well that are time consuming). Other things always scream out “me first”! LOL Be well. And stay safe. World is so crazy right now. Love you. Mom xxxooo

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    On Sun, Apr 10, 2022 at 10:45 AM Christa Avampato wrote:

    > Christa Avampato posted: ” Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash Many > times people ask me how to write a book. What they really mean is how do I > make time to write. It’s not easy. There is always something else I could > do. There are a million reasons not to write and only one” >

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