Monday, April 25, 2016

Do You Need a Swift Kick?

Whether you're a writer or a reader, we all experience times when an accountability partner provides the swift kick we need to reach our goals. Case in point: I've been struggling with editing my fifth book.

Someone in my church set up a Closed Facebook Group for the next 100 days. During that time, we'll share what we want to accomplish. It could be anything from losing the ten pounds we put on during the  holidays to deepening our spiritual walk. There we share our challenges, report on our successes, and encourage each other to stay the course.

What are your goals?

-  Complete your first manuscript
-  Submit an article to a magazine
-  Write enough blog posts for 3 weeks
-  Do research for your next book project
-  Build your author platform

I could list a ton of things here, but you get the idea. When you know someone will be asking you how your project is coming along, there's less of a chance you'll skip a writing session, eat that hunk of chocolate cake, or allow dust to gather on your Bible.

Writers and Readers:  Do you have someone in your life that holds you accountable? Does it help you achieve your goals? Please share.

Photo Credit:  Igor Bernardes Grillo


Karen Lange said...

An accountability partner is a big help for meeting goals. Planning on kicking things into high gear this week. :)

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

That gives me food for thought Susan. My husband helps me and reminds me of things I should be doing :) But it would be nice to have an accountability partner especially when it comes to writing... Thanks.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Yes, knowing someone is going to ask you if you worked on your project can motivate you. :)

Hi Marja - Supportive family members are wonderful, but a fellow writer understands the challenges facing us.