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How To Create Realistic Goals For Your Writing

September 18, 2019 by Sarra Cannon

Writing Tips

Now that I’m getting back into the swing of things after the birth of my daughter, I’m thinking more and more about how to get back on track with my writing after taking some time off. That means figuring out my next steps and my deadlines and goals for what I’ll be writing the rest of this year.

In the past, setting realistic goals for my writing was a real challenge. I consistently missed every deadline I set for myself, which made me feel behind and honestly, worthless at times. However, once I really took a look at my goals and my behavior, I started to realize that I’d been setting ridiculously difficult goals for myself.

I wasn’t being realistic.

I believed that in order to succeed, I had to be SUPER SARRA! Always writing at my maximum capacity and to the best of my ability. Every. Single. Day. I was asking too much of myself, so it was no wonder I was feeling burned out and depressed!

Once I started setting realistic deadlines, I actually started achieving my goals, feeling happier, and enjoying my writing again.

Watch Today’s Video To Find Out My Tips For How To Create Realistic Goals for Your Writing

Create A Writing Plan That Helps You Hit Your Deadlines!

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Subscribe now to download this Writing Plan and Scheduling page. Set deadlines and track your progress as you write your novel!

If you're anything like me, you constantly feel behind and yet, you continue to procrastinate! Looking ahead, setting goal dates, and keeping track of your schedule as you write is one way to stay motivated and on target.

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Join The HB90 Bootcamp

If these tips resonated with you and you’d like to go even deeper to learn a proven goal-setting system that will have you getting more done in less time, I’d love to have you join my HB90 Bootcamp! This bootcamp is only offered a few times each year, and this next round is all about getting ready for Q4 of 2019.

Join us now!

We start tomorrow, September 18th, with a live kick-off call at 8PM Eastern time and run all weekend. By Sunday, you could have your entire Q4 90-Day plan set up, complete with an awesome kanban board to help you stay on track.

My HB90 Method is all about being realistic with your time, focusing in on what’s truly important and moving you toward your dream life, and doing it all in a way that reduces stress and helps you take control of your time and energy. Read more about the course here.

If you aren’t quite ready for a full course yet, you can check out my HB90 Method Quarterly Planner on Etsy. The Q4 version is now available, as well as an undated version you can print over and over each quarter! The Q4 planner is 20% for a limited time!

What Are Your Current Writing Goals?

I’d love to know what your current writing goals are! Let me know here on the blog or over on my YouTube Channel!

And don’t forget to join my mailing list and download your free writing plan worksheet below.

Create A Writing Plan That Helps You Hit Your Deadlines!

Writingplan form

Subscribe now to download this Writing Plan and Scheduling page. Set deadlines and track your progress as you write your novel!

If you're anything like me, you constantly feel behind and yet, you continue to procrastinate! Looking ahead, setting goal dates, and keeping track of your schedule as you write is one way to stay motivated and on target.

I won't send you spam or share your information. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

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Sarra Cannon

Hi, I'm Sarra!

I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.

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