A creative combination
or mixing of content
from different sources.
This post on Bob Mayer's blog, Write It Forward gives a broad overview of goal-setting, though it's primarily an introduction to his book:
A detailed "how-to" on setting goals appears on the blog, Writing-World.com:
So, here is my strategic goal:
I would like to have Broken Dolls published by a major, traditional press by 2013.
Here is a long-term goal:
I will have edits completed by June 30, 2012.
Here are a couple of short-term goals to work toward my long-term goal:
1) I will work at least two hours per day, five days per week, in my Internet-free zone.
2) I will send 15-25 edited pages to my editor each week.
What are your goals for 2012? Did they change after reading these posts?
Jennifer Gilmore states: "On Twitter, I have a sense that people -- those you know and those you don't -- read your work in a way I have not always felt in the world."
However, Jeffrey Eugenides says that tweeting and other social media is "toxic to the kind of concentration fiction writing requires."
And therein lies our dilemma, fellow writers. Do you tweet? If so, leave your tweet handle in a comment and I'll follow you. I can always use a new challenge in balancing my social media time with my writing time. (Refer back to my short-term goal #1.)
DailyWritingTips.com posted 75 synonyms for "talk." That's right, 75!
thesaurus.com is always an excellent source of finding alternatives for oft-used words. Here's the link for "look":
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
When I'm writing, I'm listening. -- Madeleine L'Engle
Now that I've completed my Mashup, I'm off to "listen" in my Internet-free zone. See you next week!