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Writing Goals Pyramid – A great way to chunk down your writing goals into manageable bits

There’s no time like New Year’s Day to make goals for the year. Personally, I much prefer setting goals to making resolutions. Here’s a new idea forwriting goal pyramid planning the goals to write your book, the goal pyramid. Goal pyramids are about chunking big projects down into manageable pieces. Here’s how you can apply the concept to writing and publishing your book.

First you explore your overall goal.

Generally speaking, the next step is identifying monthly goals. However, in the case of writing a book, your outline and research will likely come before you start approaching your monthly goals. Next you’ll identify your monthly goals. Then you’ll break the monthly goals down into weekly goals, and the weekly goals into daily goals.

Keep in mind, this is not a hard and fast plan; yours could (and should) differ, depending on your timeline and process. The important thing is to set goals and make a plan to stick to it.

For more writing goals inspiration, check my Pinterest board: Writing Goals … Get Some!

By the way, we’re participating in BlogHer’s January National Blog Posting Month Challenge … to write and post 1 original blog post per day. You can read posts from other participating blogs by clicking here.

Here’s to a peaceful, prosperous 2013!

Laura2013

 

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2 DAYS left to WRITE down those 2012 goals!


OK. So we headed out for a little travel in October and when we returned, a tidal wave of client work clobbered us – for which we are immensely grateful! Nevertheless, it derailed our posts for a while. I’m hoping this has given you all a chance to catch up and implement some of the ideas and techniques we shared with you since our inception in May.

Now, it’s time to focus on 2012.

The biggest thing to keep in mind is that the best way to meet a goal is to set it in the first place.

  • Is your goal to write your book?
  • Write the intro or Chapter 1?
  • Is your goal to finish your book?
  • Is your goal to find an editor?
  • Is your goal to find a book cover/interior page designer?
  • Is your goal to figure out the whole printing conundrum?
  • Do you need to build a website?
  • Are you planning to start a blog tour?
  • Planning to start your own blog?
  • Is your goal to complete a book trailer?
  • Get started in video?
  • Is your goal to convert your existing book to an ebook?
  • Get your book up on Amazon?
  • Is your goal to hit best-seller status?
  • Are you looking to get on the speaking circuit?

Whatever your biggest want and desire may be, it doesn’t become a goal until you set it – and attach a date to it.

And then tell people about it. Find an accountability partner or team. And keep on plugging. If you fall down, get back up. If your goal is too big, chunk it down. If you lose focus, realign your vision by remembering why you set the goal in the first place. If you need to change your goal, change it! No shame. No beating yourself up. No problems – just change it.

Please let us know how we can support you. We’ll be back in business with regular posts in January!

Wishing you continued peace and prosperity in 2012!

Laura

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A book is a BUSINESS.

If you're serious about selling books, you've got to think of your book as a business.(Please click on image to enlarge.)

Well, we’re just underway, and after only two posts, we’re already approaching 300 hits to our little blog … so it seems we’re onto a topic of interest to many of you!

Here’s the thing – once you have made the decision to write a book you intend to SELL, you must make the mental shift to treating your book as a business unto itself. Altering your paradigm in this way will allow you to begin creating the space to pursue the publication and marketing of your book as diligently as you would a business – with a strategy, budget, marketing plan, metrics, deadlines, etc. – rather than as a hobby, where you work on it here and there … and perhaps … one day … finish it. This is true whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction.

You may already have a full-time job, or other projects that consume many of your waking hours. Nevertheless, if you are strategic and determined, you will make time, if necessary, to focus on your book so that you can treat it as a business. Watch for future posts where we talk about scheduling time and creating a marketing strategy!

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Decide that you WANT to sell books.

You can't sell books if you don't make it your goal.(Please click on image to enlarge.)

Before you begin to pursue any sort of marketing strategy, it’s important to determine your goals for your book. Not every author wants a best-seller. For some, it’s enough simply to see their title in print. Some want a book to share with friends and family. Others want books to use as calling cards to leverage for speaking opportunities or as a means of building their businesses.

What are YOUR goals for your book? If you want to learn some tips, tools, and strategies that will help you sell more books, keep your eye on this space! And if you’re still hesitant or unsure, keep reading … you may find some inspiration that nudges you in that direction.

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