Saturday, July 10, 2021

What's Your Summer Fun Goal? A Book, Novel, or Screenplay Passion Project

Summertime! And the living is ... easier than it's been in a while. Still, there are plenty of challenges in the latest normal.

Want to know one of the best things you can do for yourself right now? Choose a summer goal and work toward getting a win!
  • What's that project you love but can never quite get to?
  • Where is the book draft that has only one - very well-edited - ch
  • What is one publication you've always wanted to write for but never even pitch?
Btw, summer goals are not limited to writing passion projects. You can also:
  • Plant a garden
  • Cook a feast ... or several 
  • Start a new workout routine
  • Find a new job
  • Launch a side hustle
Ready for a win this summer? I'll make it simple. After all, I am all about goal-setting simplified.

Here's what you need to do:
1. Go in your calendar and look at your availability
2. Make an appointment with yourself at least once a week to work toward your goals
3. Choose a goal that you can easily achieve
4. Steadily work toward it each week
5. Report on your progress - here or via my Thursday LinkedIn check-in posts

Bam! Before you know it, you will have a win!

Because sometimes all it takes to get a win is to claim a win. Then work towards it a little at a time.

Remember, you can do it!

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What is your #summergoalchallenge goal? Please share in the comments.

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Need some extra help setting and achieving your goals? At the time of this posting, the ebook version of Your Goal Guide is on sale at Amazon. Be sure to join the Your Goal Guide Facebook group too!  

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Debra Eckerling is the award-winning author of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals and founder of the D*E*B METHOD, which is her system for goal-setting simplified. A writer, editor, and project catalyst, Deb works with entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives to set goals and manage their projects through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and online support. She is also the author of Write On Blogging and Purple Pencil Adventures; founder of Write On Online; Vice President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women's National Book Association; host of the #GoalChat Twitter Chat, #GoalChatLive on Facebook and LinkedIn, and The DEB Show podcast. She speaks on the subjects of writing, networking, goal-setting, and social media.


Terry Whalin said...


Thank you for this encouragement to have a plan (always the first step), then to work consistently toward completion of that plan. Your article is an action-oriented roadmap,


Debra Eckerling said...

Thanks, Terry! What are you working on right now?

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I love sharing Debra’s Sunday night Twitter chat as a reminder to my author/followers that writing is a business, too. We may just need more support for the business part of the endeavor!
Hugs, Carolyn.

Karen Cioffi said...

Debra, great tips for writers, authors, and everyone on keeping our summer productive with goals. My 4-yr-old grandson broke his arm bad enough for two hours of surgery, so the next 4-6 weeks, my goal will be to keep him occupied and happy. LOL

Debra Eckerling said...

Thanks for all of YOUR support, Carolyn!

Debra Eckerling said...

Thanks, Karen! Hope your grandson is on the mend soon! Enjoy your time together.

Terry Whalin said...


Thanks for asking. I'm writing a new book nonfiction book proposal and hope to finish my first draft this week. I've read thousands of proposals and have made sure this one has some unique marketing ideas to stand out and sell (one of the keys from my experience).

author of 10 Publishing Myths, Insights Every Author Needs to Succeed

deborah lyn said...

Thanks Debra! I'm inspired & ready to schedule my appointments with self!
You surely are "all about goal-setting simplified."
I hadn't thought of giving myself a defined challenge and working toward my WIN. But Hey, I'm on it.

Debra Eckerling said...

Whoo hoo! Go Deborah!!! You can do it!

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