Have you ever made writing goals for yourself and then failed miserably? I have. Several times, unfortunately. For example, a few months ago I told myself I was going to finish the rewrite of my novel by the time school ends in mid-June. The results-I have two weeks left and no where near finished.
Since then I've made a new goal and have an accountability partner (Thanks, Liz=) to keep me on the straight and narrow.
Setting a goal is an easy thing to do but it does take effort. Here are a few things to make it work:
1) You need to set an attainable goal. It's pointless if you set a goal that is unrealistic. Know your strengths, know your weaknesses and plan accordingly.
2) Choose a partner who will actually hold you accountable. If the person can't even remember their own brain, then chances are they won't be helping you much.
3) It has to be something you want. Only then will you work for it. Let the wise words of Yoda light the way...
Do you have any tips or tricks for accountability when it comes to writing?