Thursday, April 7, 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge: G is for Goals

G is for Goals

Some of you may be aware that my writing goals for the year include writing more about the things I love and am passionate about and less for the almighty dollar. That shouldn't be confused with writing to earn a living. Obviously there are needs to be met and money to earn--but I am in control of how I do that. 

So often, online writers get caught up in the rush for page views and revenue share, following the direction of the current winds, that they forget why they started writing in the first place. This year, my  goal is to write less because I think it will be popular and more about things that I know are important to people's lives.

That's not to say I won't continue to fulfill assignments and do my best to meet the needs of the client--but that work will be carefully scheduled and done during "office hours". That work will pay my bills. But, I will also schedule time for my other writing, as it fuels the writer within.

Setting goals to include both your high-paying work and work that you are passionate about helps maintain balance in your life as a writer. 
 

5 comments:

Raquel Byrnes said...

Cool blog. Glad you joined the challenge. I'm all about goals.
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Inside Out said...

I've been thinking similar thoughts, except that I don't write anything for money...yet. I just need to stop worrying about a market and write. Right?

Emily White said...

What a great goal to set! I wish well with it. :)

Donna said...

Great blog. Goals are important. Enjoy the challenge.

Claire Goverts said...

Good post, your advice is spot on. I need to assess my own writing goals, I've gotten a bit off track.