It’s getting towards the time of year where you look back on the previous 12 months and look ahead at the next. You’re possibly thinking it’s time to set some 2020 writer goals. But what’s the rush, right? You’ve still got a whole month of 2019 left.
Don’t delay. Right now is the perfect time to think about your 2020 writer goals. Don’t believe me? Here’s why I’ve already started looking ahead.
There’s a lot going on next month
I used to set my goals for the new year in December. Usually, I’d leave it to the last week or so. But at the same time, I was trying to manage Christmas, the New Year plans, and much more. In fact, a few years ago, I was also getting ready for the birth of my second child. So, yeah, my writer goals were the last thing on my mind.
Two years ago, I started planning in November. While all of you in the U.S. were enjoying Thanksgiving, I had the football on in the background, snacks around me, and just planned. I spent the day mapping out what I wanted to achieve throughout the year, focusing mainly on the first three months of the year. I didn’t feel as stressed as I did when I tried to do it all at the end of December.
There’s just so much happening in the last month of the year. Take the time now to really think about what you want to achieve by the end of 2020.
Plan now and be prepared in the new year
If you leave the planning, there’s a high chance that you won’t actually end up doing anything until the new year. You’ll leave it all for the first week of January when you’re supposed to start putting the plans in motion. That leads to even more stress, you don’t think about your goals properly, and you can’t get started right away.
By planning now, everything is ready. You have your plan of attack, at least for the first three months. Then in the new year, you can get your writer goals and plan in order for the rest of the year. At least you get to start right away!
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Writer goals need time
You need time to come up with the right goals for you. This isn’t about looking at what everyone else is doing. You need to consider what you’ve achieved in the previous year and what you want to gain out of the new year.
You may just be starting out blogging. There’s no point looking at the goals someone has for their fifth year blogging when you’re in your first! You’re going to have different wants and needs.
Just looking at getting private clients? There’s no point in following my writer goals for 2020. They’re not going to be the same as yours! What about if you want to get started with residual income?
You need to have time to think about the goals you have. This is the time you have that time before the holiday season gets fully in the way!
Take advantage of the sales
There are many sales on right now. Black Friday is at the end of the week, but most companies will put their sales on right now. So, you will want to take advantage of them. That means getting ahead with your planning right now.
What do you need to help you plan? A planner is important, right? You’ll need time to find the right planner and make sure it offers everything you’ll need for getting ahead. If you start planning right now, you can take advantage of all the sales around, whatever you know you’re looking for!
When do you start planning for the new year? What are your 2020 writer goals? Share in the comments below.