Do You Really Have to Set Writing Goals?

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions Blog that asks the question: Do You Really Have to Set Writing Goals?

Meg Dowell Writes

“I don’t want to set a formal writing goal, it will just make me hate writing.”

I have heard this complaint many times. It’s quite possible that I have even said it in the past, back when I was less experienced and convinced that passive ambition was just part of what made me who I was.

Here’s the thing about writing goals: They only sound scary and unflattering when you assume too much about what they imply. This often comes from places like school or the workplace, where goals are associated with a “do this or else” environment.

Writing might technically count as work most of the time, but at the end of the day, it is still meant to be fun and rewarding. So why set a goal if it’s just going to “suck all the fun” out of creative experession?

That’s the point a lot of people are…

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