Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Value of Plugging Away
I will have 200 words, or thereabouts, every issue to write about the subject and I will need to write at least five columns over the coming year and a half. Okay, so no money will change hands, but this is a big milestone as I have been asked by an editor to write regularly for a full colour magazine. Share the joy, people.
Over the past few years I have set small goals to achieve at some point during the year. One year, it was to get something, anything published, a goal I achieved with a couple of short stories and a some book reviews. The next year I set the goal of getting published in a different place as well and last year it was to epublish a book.
This year I've set myself the goal to earn something from my writing (not including anything I get from the ebook published last year), even if it's only £1. While the column will not achieve this, it's a side effect from my goal setting of previous years, showing that small, achieveable goals work well for me.
I still have ten months to go for this year's goal, but after this piece of news I have a lot more confidence in my ability to earn as I learn.
See you on Friday.