Goals

A thought has occurred to me. If goals are important then figuring out what you are aiming at might be a good early step. If one was to aim to win a short story contest then the writing would be of a certain effort and caliber. If one is wanting a much bigger prize, like the Nobel or Pulitzer prize, then a different level of skill and commitment would be in order. I have always recoiled against Genre writing maybe because I only want a big prize for my efforts. Not only learning to write well, but studying the masters of Literature as a life’s goal seems to be in order.

4 thoughts on “Goals

  1. Martha Kennedy

    A prize cannot be a reasonable goal. Goals should be something you have control over to a greater extent, like writing a better story than you have before. Prizes are dreams. Go for them, but don’t let them influence your happiness or your productivity.

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