Set Writing Goals And Stick With Them

I have failed on my resolutions for 2015 so far. I am a victim of procrastination so it isn’t my fault. Ok, it is my fault and beating procrastination can be done. The secret is finding a method that works for you; not using a method someone else swears by or a “proven” way to beat procrastination. We are all different psychologically speaking and what works for one of us may not work for all of us. Granted basic tips for beating procrastination should work for everyone:

  • Set writing goals
  • Enlist the help of a coach
  • Unplug your router
  • Unplug your TV
  • Turn off your phone
  • Remove any distractions

But those are basic, very basic, and can only work if you have the willpower to make them work. I, apparently, do not have a lot of willpower and my writing goals have suffered as a result. I need external help keeping up with my goals. I decided that using software to track my goals and remind me of my responsibilities might help. Granted this is not fail proof either, but I feel like it’s a good start. I reviewed several online and offline goal trackers, but I have not decided which one I like best. I literally just finished researching candidates, but here are a few I am going to try until I find one I like that fits my needs:

No matter which app or method you choose, you have to make up your mind to stick with your writing goals. If you do not commit to a procrastination free lifestyle, nothing will help you. Meeting goals or deadlines will always be hit or miss for you. As a writer, I want you to succeed and beat procrastination. I want to read your book or blog. So get off your butt and help me out.

How have you beaten procrastination or what are you trying now? Help me and others suffering from the same issues and tell us about your troubles or solutions in the comments.

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Writing Goals And Resolutions For 2015

The best way to look is always forward. 2014 was a bad year for me as a writer and blogger. In 2015 I plan to set better goals and plan my year better. In 2014 I set some unreachable goals with the intention of reducing or otherwise altering those goals once I knew what my potential for meeting the goals might be. I failed to alter my goals seeking to push myself harder. That is always a mistake. Setting goals high and slowly bringing them down until you find a sweet spot is the right way to handle your goals. Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Read more ›

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Looking Back At 2014 As A Writer And Blogger

2014 was a good year for me as a blogger. As a writer I failed miserably. Today writer and blogger seem to be considered the same thing, but I like to make a distinction between the two. I do that because as a writer I want to be published and paid. Some fans wouldn’t hurt either. But as a blogger I don’t expect to make a lot of money. I do it to share my ideas, failures and successes with other writers and bloggers in hopes that I can help someone else out. Read more ›

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Proven Ways To Beat Procrastination

We all do it. I’ll start tomorrow or I need to go to the market first. Everyone, yes everyone, procrastinates at some point. For writers procrastination is a hobby in itself. Some poorly wired part of our brain seems to relish putting things off a little longer or waiting for some perfect alignment of the planets before we can begin work. There is a cure for procrastination. Read more ›

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