Tuesday, May 1, 2012

From the Editor: Make a Plan!

If you were able to attend the 2012 Pikes Peak Writers Conference, you’ve probably spent the days since in post-conference recovery. Maybe you had a request for your manuscript and have been doing a last once-over before sending it. Maybe you’d lost your way on the writing journey, PPWC helped you find it once more, and now you’re burning up the keyboard. Perhaps a workshop or keynote speech sparked a new idea to chase.

Or maybe you absorbed way too much inspiration and information, and you’re wondering, “Now what?”

Make a plan!

Whether you’re working on your first novel or have several projects already in progress, your writing will benefit from setting goals and breaking down large tasks into smaller pieces. Here are some articles to get you started.

Creative Goal Setting for Writers by Kathy Steffen

Goal Setting for Writers 2012 by Bob Mayer

No Excuses: 15-Minute Goal Setting for Authors by Toni

As always, your mileage may vary.  Use what you can, and make sure it works for you.


Robin Widmar
Managing Editor, Writing from the Peak