I wanted to make some kind of journal page for writers to use to assess where they are and how to get to where they want to be. So here you are! Use these questions, write them down in your journal, use them however you need to use them.
Where are you right now?
Take a few minutes to think about what you’ve been doing, emotionally, creatively, productively, and writing-wise.
How are you doing emotionally?
How are you doing physically?
How are you doing spiritually?
Are you taking care of yourself?
How are you doing creative-wise?
Are you taking care of your responsibilities?
Do you have a current writing project?
Do you have a consistent writing schedule?
Where do you want to be?
Take a few minutes to think about your dreams, desires, visions, and goals,.
What are your dreams and desires?
What would you like to set as a writing goal? (you can probably use this list of questions for other goals too, not just writing goals)
Is there anything in the way of setting this goal, internally? In other words, do you feel any mental or emotional blocks in the way of setting this goal?
Where did those thoughts and feelings come from?
Where did this internal programming come from?
What are three encouraging things you might tell yourself? (write these down)
Repeat as needed.
Is there anything in the way of setting this goal, externally? If so, what is it?
What are five possible ways to get past this obstacle?
Out of those five possibilities, which one is the most likely one to be of use?
Repeat as needed.
How will you know you have reached your goal? Be as specific as possible about what your goal is and why you want to set this goal. Describe what it will look and feel like.
How will you reach your goal?
What things are absolutely required in order to reach this goal?
What are five possible positive courses of action that will help you reach your goal?
What is a date you would like to aim to reach your goal by?
Who are some people who can support you in the process of you achieving this goal?
Who might be a mentor to you in reaching this goal?
What kind of writing schedule might best suit your needs in order to reach this goal?
What are some landmarks/goal-marks along the way that you can stop and celebrate along the way of reaching the big goal?
Who will celebrate with you when you complete your goal?
What day and time will you start working towards the goal?
What available times do you have to schedule writing that week?
What are some things you can do to help you persevere till you have reached your goal?
What are some things you can do to make the process fun for you?
What will you do once you complete your goal?
Have fun and be successful!