I read an excellent post this week and I'm delighted to share it with all of you.
As writers, we hear a lot of advice on setting goals and this post certainly addresses that issue. But I was particularly impressed by the writer's discussion about identifying the possible obstacles that fill the road to those goals and how we must develop a strategy for confronting those obstacles.
The post by Frances Sackett is titled: "Frances: Writing a novel one bite at a time." You'll find it at the Crowe's Nest, the blog of Sarah Crowe, an agent with Harvey Klinger, Inc.
Sackett is a novelist with a book, The Misadventures of the Magician's Dog, coming out this fall from Holiday House. She shares her personal journey, but it is a story all too familiar to any writer and I recognized myself in many of her struggles with scheduling writing time, facing self-doubt, and trying to persevere. Sackett offers some excellent advice and five clearly stated steps to taking charge of your writing life.
Well worth the read.