What Do You Really Want For Your Writing Career

Hey there writers and muse daters.

Today I wanted to share a quote of the day with you actually from the ancient Roman poet Seneca.

“Let all your efforts be directed to something, let it keep that end in view. It’s not activity that disturbs people, but false conceptions of things that drive them mad.”

So what does that have to do with writing?

Well, many writers never reach their goals because they don’t actually know what their goals are. More precisely their goals are too vague.

When I’m speaking all over the world to writers, writers say things to me like “I want to publish. I want to be a best-seller. I want to have fans now.”

Those are all worthy and reasonable goals, but they’re really hard to reach.

For example, if you self-publish, has that met your goal of publishing? If you only have an e-book, has that met your goal of publishing?

The problem here is specificity. In order to have quality goals, we really need to quantify what those goals are because it’s a very different thing to just get published with a self-published book versus something getting published by one of the big five like Penguin.

Those are two different goals.

There’s no real judgment, one way or the other but you need to be really clear on what your goal is so that you can get there.

So the first step here is really to quantify your goal, so that you can get clarity on your own vision for what it is that you want
for your writing career. This will allow you to then work toward a specific goal every day, meet your writing dreams, and ultimately live the author lifestyle.

Over in the Writing Gym, we help writers to get clarity and to create the exact strategy to get them toward those goals.

If that sounds like something that you’re ready for, something you’re interested in, and you’re tired of churning in the same old solutions that don’t work. You’re ready for a solution that does work. You’re ready. Not only to get some clarity on what your author lifestyle goals are but how to get there.

I’ve opened up a couple of times in my calendar next week to chat with you. We can hop on a call and talk about where you are where you’d like to be and how you can get there.

Until next time. Happy writing.

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