This "being held accountable" thing happened over the summer when I wrote the first draft to my urban fantasy, and it sort of happened during this winter break while I revised said UF. It also helped me on days when I was feeling lazy about working out. My theory is this: people tend to be more successful when they have a support group they can turn to.
So here's what I want to do: every Sunday I'm going to make another post like this. I'll announce my new goals, and say whether I've achieved/failed/passed with flying colors on the previous goal.
On that very same post, you decide on what goal you would like to set for yourself. Is it going to be a daily word count, or do you want to write x-amount of words in one week? Do you want to dedicate a week to plotting your novel, or do you want to set a goal for how many words/chapters you revise in a week? This doesn't have to be strictly about writing a book. If you're a reader, you can set a "books read" goal for yourself, or perhaps you can set a goal for how many book reviews you want to get done before next Sunday. Maybe you're a blogger/student like me and you want to set a goal for reading one book and getting all your homework done for that week. The possibilities are endless, but so long as you have a goal, you have a reason to participate in this!
TL;DR- Weekly posts-this first one is a test post, to see how interested people are in this. Accountability. You set goal, you post comment about goal, you try to meet weekly goal. That following Sunday, you announce whether you passed, went above and beyond, or failed goal and make new goal for following week. Meanwhile, post = a type of moral support for you and other authors (both aspiring and published)/readers/bloggers/etc.
My goal for the week is this is finish revising my remaining chapters and begin character interviews if I can. I also want to get all my homework done and read one book off my "to review" list.
What's your goal for this week?
Remember to stop by next Sunday to let us know how you did this week and announce your new weekly goal!