One Writer’s Journey

December 3, 2012

What Types of Writing Goals Do You Set?

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Over time, my writing goals have changed.

When I started writing, I needed encouragement to get things out the door.  So I set a goal of submitting two pieces a month.  This worked well for a long time because it got my work into the hands of editors.

But then our son was born.  More expenses.  The same income.

I queried new markets and raised the numbers of submissions that I got out the door each month.  That helped a lot.

Then we moved.  Our expenses went up but our income didn’t.  I added a word count goal, sure this would help me be more productive.  In my head, I had linked productivity with income.

And it helped a little.

Somewhere along the line I noticed that I avoided high paying markets.  Now I have a dollar goal — submitting X dollars worth of material each month.  This makes me pay more attention to what a market pays vs the effort that goes into producing the work.

To read more about my goals as well as the pros and cons of various types of goals, check out Saturday’s blog post over on the Muffin.

What types of goals do you set?


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