We are here working for what? Have you thought where you will get you as a writer in say. . . .5 years time? Have you thought it through? What are you doing now that will get you there? They sound like many questions, but in reality it is only one. What are you doing now that will get you where you want to be in say. . .5, 4 or 1 year's time?
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By Jove, I think you've got it Tim! What an impressive life plan. Now THAT is focus!
Hi, I cannot but agree with most of the points u make here, Future plans can & do go awry. But on writing down plans, I beg to differ. It involves many of d senses & this makes it more 'real'. And writing can easily be amended as u go along.
There goes the voice of a professional author. It is the voice of security of focus & you would not need a written plan, would you? It is amazing that despite the busy schedule you find the time to be here. Thank you so much for sharing Alan
Right, that's got the flannel out of the way. I haven't got a clue what I'll do next week, let alone in five years. I think i'll go off on my hols to the Lido di Filey, get a skinful and forget about writing.
Hope the ale is good at the Lido Alan Robert Lancaster! Shame on you deserting us working folk like this.
You are so lucid in your plan, that I have no doubt that u will succeed or at least get close. U sound like u truly know what u want, & that is just great. Suggest u read Alan Robert Lancaster for inspiration! Thank you for sharing with us.
How lovely and refreshing maven101. A woman of courage of her conviction. I do admire that.
My question is not the HOW of doing this [although it comes into the answer] but whether you do or you don't & the why explains the objective. Thank
I'm not a woman...My conviction is not based on courage, but on experience and positive feedback...I answered your question in that I don't subscribe to personal long-range planning, and gave the reason why...
To maven101. My sincere apologies for assuming your gender. No offence meant.
Some of us need guidelines - fluid as they may be -to focus on what is important to us. You do not, and that is fine. Thank for responding and for clarifying my error.
DW Davis, thanks for responding. Changes keep us flexible, as you are with your plans. But a plan creates stars to light the way . . .and if we don't make it all the way, there are other stars we can grab on to. I love the RV and camping bit. Mmm