Monday, November 1, 2010

A Goal is a Goal

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Some goals are so worthy that it is glorious even to fail.

Wow, does that ever hit home. I've gone and done it. I set a goal, and for me, a goal doesn't really cement until I tell someone else about it. And I told ALL OF YOU!

The goal is 50,000 words in 30 days. That's 5 with four zeroes. I know you know that but that puts it into a whole different perspective for me. That's 1,666.66666667 words per day. And what do I get if I attain such a lofty and crazy goal? Well, sore fingers, annoyed family, and ... a completed first draft. Worth it? Definitely.

Now, I just have to get over the fear of starting. The goal seems unattainable right now. It seem like an enormous mountain impossible to climb. But I take each step, one at a time. Day by day. And before I know it, I will be more than halfway. And then belief and momentum increase, and I know I will start to believe the goal wasn't so unattainable after all, it was just my negative voices telling me that so I would be too afraid to start.

Okay, so you all hear those voices too, right? It's not just me? Please tell me it's not just me. :)

So, I am starting with my current word count, and I will update the blog periodically as I post as to what my word count has grown to. You all will help me stay on track. And I thank you!

Happy Monday! Happy November! Happy writing or whatever else it is that you do that you love.



  1. Good for you Lisa! I have all the faith in the world that you can attain this goal! Getting started is always the hardest part, but you'll find your groove and have those 50,000 words before you know it!! :)

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  3. Good for you! It's an important lesson learned; just because something is hard at first doesn't mean you can't do it. The more you do ANYTHING, the better you become at it.

  4. Good Luck!!! I am excited for you and anxious to keep up with your blogposts!

  5. Thanks everyone! I'm excited too. I have the story in my head and heart. Just need to get it on paper! You guys are the best!

  6. Yeps, I've heard those voices. You're not alone at all.