Another thing that can be a huge help in achieving your goals is having a support system. Which is why I’ve signed up for Change Right Now, Kelly L. Stone’s 90 Day Writing Challenge, and ROW80. (I also just signed up for Sparkpeople, which is a FREE weight loss community, but I don’t know enough about it to give a recommendation yet.) Change Right Now is for writers who want to become healthier, both physically and mentally. Participants have been set up into teams, and each team will report their progress each week. I think being held accountable is a great motivator to get my butt in gear! Weight Watchers, here I come (again! LOL)!
ROW80 and Kelly’s Writing Challenge are basically the same (except Kelly’s challenge lasts 10 days longer, lol). You choose how much you want to write, and commit to reaching that goal every day until the challenge is over. (Most people seem to be going with 500 words a day, from what I’ve seen so far. I haven’t decided on my daily number yet, but I definitely will by Monday!)
Change Right Now is no longer accepting participants, but you can still sign up ROW80 and/or Kelly’s 90 Day Writing Challenge if you’re interested!
For those of you that are more interested in revising your work in 2012, Merilee is holding a challenge at her blog, Not Enough Words. So be sure to check that out! She also has a great post about the importance of having a plan, which I found very helpful… Another post I read recently that’s chock full of good advice regarding goals and planning is this one from Vicki Hinze. If you don’t already follow her blog, you might want to remedy that situation. She’s got a ton of good info for writers on there.
Well, that’s all for me for 2011, folks. I can’t believe another year has passed us by so fast. I wish all my readers the best in 2012. I’ll be back soon with an update on how I’m faring with my goals and challenges! Happy New Year everyone!
ETA: I just realized I never mentioned the grade I got in accounting II, for anyone who might be interested. I ended up with a C+, which isn't fabulous, but it's what I needed to get to be able to take a class next semester. And it coulda been a lot worse. But, I also ended up with 3 As and a B in my other classes, so that C+ was the worst of my grades! Go me! ;-)