How to plan for a successful writing year

Well, everyone knows I’m as slow as molasses about achieving my writing goals, but this year I’m gonna try harder to reach them.Tony Robbins quote We overestimate what we can do in a year and understatement what we can do in five
So, for those of us still working up the nerve to plan our writing projects, I found a really good and informative article. What I like about 2019 Writing Resolutions that Stick: How to Plan Your New Writing Year  By  August Birch
  • A resolution is not enough. Make a plan for each day. (Mine: write posts ahead of time and spend the rest of my time writing on WIP.)
  • Just like a map makes travel less complicated so a plan makes keeps you on the right writing track. (Stick to my plan.)
  • Opportunities abound for writers but so does competition. Compete better by practicing. (I will practice writing something every day.)
  • Breaking a big project down into smaller sections makes it easier. Sort of like eating an elephant. (old joke, I don’t really eat elephants.)
  • Big ambitions are fine as long as you don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Remember slow and steady often wins the race. (Well I’ve got the slow down perfectly.)
  • Whatever your writing goals may be, they all start with one step. (Or one word.)
  • One word begets 500, 500 leads to 1000 – just get writing. (I’m on it.)
  • Don’t set your goals by the yardstick of other writers. (Wish I wrote like King or Rowling, sigh. But, I gotta be me.)
  • Push your self out of your comfort zone. (I’m already there.)

Quote Norman Vincent -Shoot for the moon

2019 Writing Resolutions that Stick: How to Plan Your New Writing Year By  August Birch

Do you keep a diary? I don’t but maybe I should.

Do you have a 2019 resolution? I don’t…

But I’m setting a few goals for myself. How about you, goals for this year?






More Housecleaning

Let’s be honest, cleaning house is the worst.

View from aboveI don’t know about you, but I’ve dreaded chores since Mom taught me to scrub that first toilet. Housekeeping never seem to end, unless you’re one of the lucky ten percent with live-in help. 


When did you last cleanup your hard drive?


NEW YORK - JULY 25: Matilde Hoffman works on h...More often than not, I delay my digital chores until my computer begins to drag. Sunday I discovered another chore to add to my growing list.

Planning your digital afterlife.

In addition to laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, updating my software and defragging my computer, we must plan our digital afterlife.

What would happen to your on-line accounts, if God forbid, something happened to you?

Well, unless you take care of a few digital chores, you might not like the outcome. Ever thought about all your correspondence, photos and emails? Who would see them? Time to make sure the only people you trust can access your information.

If you don’t want to deal with this yourself, hire a service. Yes, like apps, there is a service for everything. Go figure, I never thought of offering such a service. Don’t believe me, Google it…

However, Google has a tool to get you started. Check out the Inactive Account Manager. 


Facebook has a page on deleting or memorializing accounts.

Twitter will deactivate your account if contacted by your estate. That’s fine by me.

The website Modern Loss list the links to deactivate pages for family members such as PayPal, Instagram, and more.

You can read an in-depth article by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press.

That’s it for today. It’s Monday and the chores are piling up, need to get busy.