Author of Historical Romantic & Contemporary Suspense Novels
I have experienced the worst month of my writing career since I have been on the Internet and had a website. Some nameless piece of ____ (You can fill in the blank) hacked my Website. Getting everything back to normal has not been easy. Why someone wanted to hack into my little account is beyond me.
Goggle had to approve my reworked website before it was back on The Internet in its proper form. Until then my Website was a mess and I really didn’t want anyone to view it. Drove my webmaster crazy with my numerous questions and my impatience. Without a webmaster who knew how to recreate everything, I would be lost. Thanks, Lisa!!
So whoever or whatever hacked my website – pleased don’t do it again - because Kama will come and get in its own time. I don’t wish anything serious to happen to you but I do hope you get what is coming to you. Keep in mind, it is usually worse than a mere moral person like me could ever think of.
If you a writing - Happy Writing. If you are a reader - Happy Reading.
I have discovered everyone has goals/resolutions about something:
I am going to write a story.
I am going…
Everyone has their own list of goals/resolutions (G/Rs); the only problem the lists are in their heads. So they only think about them occasionally. To keep G/Rs a reality and obtainable here are some suggestions.
Saying you are going to write a chapter a week is too broad. Better to have G/Rs with a certain number of pages per week because chapter pages can vary.
I want to write 20 pages per week and plan to write Monday through Friday. My weekend is devoted to my family and friends. I will need to write 4 pages per day or more. This does not include doing research, promoting, or being on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and emails, loops, etc. But I must write 4 pages per day to get my writing done. That is a solid G/Rs. I know I may not get to write every day. This is the reason for a weekly goal instead of a daily one, which could drive me crazy because some days writing is just not possible – life gets in the way.
FAST GOALS: I have started doing fast goals. I look two to three days, sometimes weeks ahead, and see what I must get done. Then I prioritize them and tackle them accordingly to their due dates.
Example. If my blog must be done by the 8th of the month, I take the information I gathered on my topic and write my blog on the 5th or 6th. I like it to sit for a couple of days, then I will reread it, check content, spelling, etc., and then sent it out on its due date.
Setting G/Rs can change your life. It is not as hard as you think. We need a map or a good GPS to get us from Kansas to California in a reasonable length of time. Otherwise, we would meander from state to state. It would be a great trip with wonderful scenery but we might never reach our destination. The same applies to our G/Rs. We have to have a plan on how to get to where we want to be. Start with small G/Rs and work toward more complicated ones. Writing them down and referring to them often – daily at the beginning will speed you on your way to your Success.