How to Set Writing Goals: Go For SANE Instead of SMART

After years of pressuring myself to create the perfect SMART writing goals, I was pretty proud of myself. Except, the only thing was I was accomplishing was driving myself crazy. I was too goal-oriented.

If you’re like me and you are a little too focused on the end result, you may be interested a new guideline for setting goals that gives you some breathing room while still creating accountablilty. They are called SANE guidelines for setting goals. Read them at BookFox in my guest blog post Be a Goal-Oriented Writer Without Driving Yourself Crazy.


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  1. Charles

    Your guest post is exactly what I needed to read today. I’ve been struggling with my writing goals and the way you reframed the SMART goals was refreshing. Thank you!

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