As a writer, is it extremely difficult to come up fresh and new ideas, and write all the time, and is something I thought about a few days ago after an incident:
First, I've been with Hub Pages for about eight months and have only written a meager 11 articles.
I started out with a burst of energy and commitment, but that quickly waned as other “stuff” got in the way.
The challenges of finding great topics to write about and the pressures of being a stellar hubber quickly got the best of me.
Also, my application to the Apprenticeship Program made me reexamine my consistency and commitment to this platform.
***I don't want to be known for “half-assing” on anything, so because of that, that was enough to help me regain my focus!
Two: The work doesn't do itself, so I focus until the work gets done.
***I'll outline my goals and keep that picture CONSTANTLY in mind. To make it doable, I'll break up my writing into smaller goals.
For instance in the case of my goals here on Hub Pages, one is to answer 100 questions. I'll scan all of the questions, write down 100 that interest me, then over the course of a week, will answer about 15 at a time – or however many I feel compelled to do.
Also, is my goal to get paid for my writing. So I'll determine the figure I want to make – let's say $40,000 for the year. I'll divide that figure by the average rate for a job – let's say $200.00 and that will give me the number of clients that I'll have to have during the year at that rate. If I charge a higher rate, I'll obviously have less clients who will still allow me to meet my goal.
But all of that to say: ***I think about my big picture, create my goals, break them into manageable milestones, then come back to make sure I'm meeting my targets.