Tuesday, March 26, 2024

First Quarter Writing Goals Review

It's hard to believe the first quarter of 2024 is almost done. At the beginning of the year, you set your writing goals. Now, it's time to reflect on how you did. Some questions to ask yourself are:
  • What did I accomplish?
  • How did I handle the obstacles that came my way?
  • Are there tasks carrying over into the next quarter?
I also find it helpful to ask the following question: If I had a magic wand, what would my writing life look like? 

Why a magic wand? Because magic wands summon infinite powers. They unleash possibilities. 

Pretend that you're Cinderella toiling away day after day just wishing and hoping for that one thing. Suddenly, Fairy Godmother appears, and she will grant you the one wish you want most. Poof! You are living your dream writing life.

Sometimes, we allow our routines, obstacles, and bad habits to keep us from what we want most. However, if we can imagine it, we can create it. How? By focusing on that one thing. 

As we proceed through the year, we will talk more about this topic. You have the power to make your dreams come true!

Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and award-winning editor. She is the author of four children’s books including, A Christmas Kindness, released by 4RV Publishing. A blogger and book reviewer, she is a member of SCBWI and lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three adult children. Visit Cheryl's website at https://ccmalandrinos.com or her children’s book blog at https://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com