2018 is a few hours away. I always get super excited this time of year, because I adore the new opportunities. It’s like you can truly start again.
I’m turning 30 next year, so I have a lot of personal goals I wanna get done, but also my literary goals.
Here’s my guide to making literary goals.
- Figure out where you need to make goals: Bookstagram, number of books, Book Buying Budgets & Book Organisation. I’m also going to create goals for Writing. Which Include; Story Outlines, Word Goals, Brainstorm, & Research.
- Under each section begin to describe or bullet point where you want to be in 365 days. be specific. For example. I want to read 130 books in 2018.
- Begin to specify what actions you need to take to complete each goal. For example: to read 130 books, I will need to first Sign up for the challenge on Goodreads. Then, find 100 or so books that I know I cannot wait to read. Then, Create a shelf to house them.
- Find which tools will help. Time, organisation, apps, calendars… you name it you can use it.
- Write it down, plan it out. Start adding the actions to your calendar, or timetable. This way you can make time for your plans, but also have an idea of what you need to do. In some cases this will help with writer’s block and lower stress about the goals.
- Keep a tracker: journal, tick boxes, goal sheets: Make sure you keep an eye on your goals, tick off what you have done and when you have achieved them. This will give you purpose to continue.
- Celebrate the little goals. Buy your self that book you wanted for a while, only after you have done the action. Use it as motivation to keep going… doesn’t have to be one book either.. how about an entire series.
- Know that you can do this: when you find yourself struggling, remember the goals that you have already achieved. The books you already read, and found amazing, or when you surprised yourself with an awesome Novel Idea.
So here some Idea’s for your Goal planning. I hope you have an amazing new year full of loads of books.. Happy New Year!!