Gearing Up For Write By Midnight: Set Your Goals and Rewards

With Write By Midnight starting at the end of the week, now is the time to create a game plan for what you want to achieve by the end of February, how you’re going to get there and ways to reward yourself for a job well done.

First, figure out your overall goal – the thing you want to boast about having accomplished by the stroke of midnight on Feb. 28. Write it down and post it where you will see it every morning.

Once you’ve set that bar, break that big goal down into small, achievable daily tasks. Make your day-to-day objectives reasonable so you end each writing session on a positive note.

Last, make a list of rewards you will treat yourself to for staying on target. Here are some favorites of the WriteOwls:

  • Chocolate or a decadent dessert
  • A glass of wine or hot cup of tea
  • Date night with your significant other
  • Sleeping in
  • Watching a movie
  • Playing a game
  • Taking a bubble bath
  • Extra reading time

Be creative in coming up with rewards that will bring you the most joy, thereby reinforcing a positive daily writing experience.

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