In an earlier blog post, I discussed marketing strategies. But what do you do about staying on track for releasing your stories?
I have been bad about that. Very bad, really. Until recently.
A goal properly set is halfway reached. Zig Ziglar
I have developed an excel spreadsheet that tracks my progress through my novel. For example, if I wanted to write 50,000 words in 60 days, I would need to write 833.33 words each day. I find that I work better with a daily goal that is attainable. How about you?
I have also taken this one step further and made a chart of it. So now when I enter my daily word written amount, it posts my progress and lets me know if I am ahead or behind of my target goal.
Now, some of you may have already known about this nifty idea but it didn't come to me until I realized I wasn't making as much headway as I wanted to with my work in progress. I liken this to when you sit down and put a budget down to your finances. It becomes an eye opener. And then it becomes a goal tracker.
So what do you do to keep your writing on track?