• #Top10Tuesday,  Discipline,  Inspiration,  Motivation

    Six Tricky Things You May Have To Do In Order To Achieve Your Goals In 2018

    This is the time of year when all of us, or at least us self-involved, sensitive writing types, think about how we can make this upcoming year the best ever. This is an exciting time of year and it’s also kind of scary. We can’t be the writer we want to be if we keep doing the things we’ve always done. We’re going to have to make some changes. Sigh.   1. You may have to say no to the expectations of others. Why is this tricky? For better or worse you have invested in relationships. Some of these people around you may not fully understand your need to write.…

  • Discipline,  Motivation

    Ditch Resolutions for the New Year and Create Some Goals and Objectives for Your Writing A Guest Post By Gail Gauthier

    Every Thursday, this blog features guest posts from members of our 10 Minute Novelists community. Today we welcome Gail Gauthier. Kelly McGonigal says in The Willpower Instinct that we tend to be optimistic about the future and what we’ll do then. That is certainly true of how many of us feel on January 1st of any year. All we have to do is resolve to behave differently or to get things done during these future months, and we believe it will happen. Yet New Year’s resolutions are notorious for not producing results and even being forgotten long before winter is over. Resolutions Are Not Goals Resolutions don’t provide resolvers with…