My focus so far for this year has been to set a goal and make a plan for achieving that goal. I’ve established for myself monthly and quarterly milestones to help keep myself moving forward. The time has come to put the plan into action.
This week, take specific steps toward reaching the first part of your goal. For me, that means 25,000 words added to my draft in the month of February. Which means putting in time at the keyboard. Toward that end, I am designating Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday for the rest of the month for focusing on writing.
Here is this week’s writing prompt:
When you have an idea, write it. Sure, it might hit you in the grocery store. Write yourself a note. Plan to write about the idea for half an hour that night.
I don’t know about you, but I take a notebook with me nearly everywhere I go. I keep scratch paper handy at my desk. And when there’s nothing else available, I have my cell phone, and I can jot down a quick note. Ideas are a shifty sort of creature, and you can’t plan on them showing up when you’re ready to work. Instead, you’ll need to plan on working when they show up.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to put your plan into motion. The goal is set. The plan is established. Now go!
I’ll leave you with this little thought about plans: