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Step Up To Writing Goals (Motivation Monday)

We are in the first week of 2012, full of energy and enthusiasm to meet our goals! Right? Hopefully so.  After all, this is the time of year to get caught up in the collective optimism. Everybody has at least an inkling of what they would like the new year* to hold. Some even have a detailed plan of attack, with written resolutions and personal deadlines.  Others may have a vague notion to just “do better”—and that reminder may be enough for them.  It all depends on your personality, your drive, and your willingness to change.
Many people distinguish between two types of writers: “pants-ers” and “plotters.”  Plotters are the writers who start with an outline. They create the basics of their entire story or work—the skeleton—before they go back and add the body.  “Pants-ers” are those who write by the seat of their pants. They may not really know where the story will take them, they just have an idea and they run with it.
It’s the same with your goals, you may outline your entire yea…