What Do You Really Want For Your Writing Career
Today, I want to share a quote with you 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 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.
It’s a very different thing to get published with a self-published book versus 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.
The first step here is to quantify your goal. This gives you clarity on your own vision for your writing career. With clarity, you can work toward a specific goal every day, meet your writing dreams, and ultimately live the author lifestyle.
If that sounds like something that you’re ready for or interested in, and you’re tired of churning in the same old solutions that don’t 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.