Whether you are a veteran writer or just starting out, it is always good to have a set goal. Like any worthy endeavor it is important that you set a goal for yourself, that way you will have something to focus on and not waste your time and resources on unnecessary things. Having a set goal will also help galvanize you to do your best and not get sidetracked by distractions. It will also make the writing process so much more enjoyable and meaningful. Here are great goals to have as a writer.
- Have a successful author blog
Having an author blog is a great goal because it is very easy to accomplish and is also a great way to develop your writing skills. Through your author blog you can practically do anything. You can write a story and share it with potential fans or create articles about topics you care about. The possibilities are practically limitless when you have a blog of your very own.
How to reach your goal: As it was stated earlier having an author blog is very easy to accomplish. You only need basic computer skills and you can set up an author blog of your very own. But creating a truly successful author blog is a totally different thing. If you want to succeed in this endeavor, you will need to put in the hours and work at it. What is your chosen genre for this blog? What should you write about? Who are you writing for? These are just some of the questions you should answer before you set up a blog of your very own. You should also strive to make your blog as attractive as possible to reel in potential followers. But the most important thing you should remember is that you should be consistent. You should be consistent in creating great articles and post your best work through your blog. That way you can steadily create a loyal fan base.
- Master your craft:
In truth there is really no mastering the art of the written word. But you can be truly proficient with it. By being proficient at writing, a whole new world of opportunities can open up to you. You can publish a book of your very own, you can write and submit scripts, or you can set up a successful blog site. Writing proficiency is the first step to becoming a truly great writer.
How to reach your goal: The key word here is practice. You will need to put in the time and practice your craft. Take the time to practice your grammar and expand your vocabulary. And don’t forget to read a lot. Because the more you read and learn about other writing styles, the more nuanced and multi-faceted your writing will become.
- Create a reputation for yourself as a writer
Having a great reputation as a writer is a great goal because it will not only get you respect from fans and fellow authors, but it will also enrich your life. It is a sign that you are good at your craft and that the years of hard work paid off.
How to reach your goal: Establishing yourself as an author takes time and a great deal of effort. Firstly you will need to share your work with the world. You can share it through your blog or through an online publication. You can also publish your own book and sell it. Write about something that you are interested in and try to be consistent in one genre for the first few years of your writing career. That way you can fully develop a fan base in your chosen genre. Don’t be discouraged if you get bad reviews because it is all part of the process. Getting a good reputation will all really depend on your work ethic and the quality of your overall work.
- Publish a book of your very own
Publishing a book of your very own is a goal that all writers should have. This is because no matter how the world changes, writing a book of your very own will always be a dream that all authors have. The sense of pride that you feel when you see your newly published book on the bookshelves cannot be explained. It is an innate feeling of accomplishment, a culmination of your years of hard work and perseverance. In many ways publishing a book of your very own symbolizes your journey as a writer and how it has come full circle.
How to reach your goal: Writing a book will be one of the most difficult yet fulfilling things you can ever do. Writing a novel or any other type of book takes years of practice and hard work to do properly. And the writing process can take months and even years to accomplish. So if you want to achieve this goal you should have the right mindset. You should expect to work as hard as possible. You should be ready to devote a great deal of your time and resources to the writing process. And once you do finish the manuscript you should know that it will be an uphill battle from there. You will be faced with a myriad of challenges when looking for a publisher. But despite all these challenges you should know that there is always a way to succeed. You have writer’s block? Work through it. You can’t find a traditional publisher for your book? Publish the book yourself. Have trouble selling your book? Find alternative ways to promote your book. Being a writer is never easy, but how you face these challenges will show your true mettle as writer.