(This is funny and sad to look back on in 2016.)
Specific, Measurable (trackable), Achievable (easy enough to reach that you’re not setting yourself up for failure), Relevant (you have to really want it), and Time-bound (give yourself a deadline to succeed by, then set the next go
I will finish a complete novel by September 2010.
I will work on my novel daily either first thing in the morning or at night after kids are in bed for 30 minutes. Any more time in addition to that is extra and welcome!
I will track this in a folder in my googledocs, where I will also save my writing files.
I really want to become a published author, have always wanted to, and need to complete a manuscript.
This novel will be complete (first draft and ready for editing) by September 2010 – 9 months. I will go at a pace of about a chapter every 2 or 3 weeks – varied pace and depending on the chapters and the extra time I can add to the 30 minutes a day.
I will then put it away and pull it out to read with a fresh perspective at the beginning of October, and start editing.