Editing polishes writing into something others want to read. On average it should take as long to edit a post as it does to write it. I am a firm believer in letting posts sit for a day before I give a final edit and publish, you may feel differently. There have been a few posts that I have written, edited and published in all in one sitting. These tend to be the more personal posts, that I am afraid I will lose my nerve to publish if I leave them.
It is that time of the year when everyone looks back on their yearly achievements. Medium is saturated with how I did this year posts. Although these posts will be extensive, they all have their place. As writers by reading how other writers improved their goals can help us. So here is my number one tip for achieving, as well as I did this year. Keep your goals where they can be seen and revisit them regularly. You need read no further, if you want more insight then stick with me.
As some of you will know, I have been looking at different ways to market my fiction work. I wrote about the variety of options open to writers. No More Duplicate Content, It’s Time to Think Outside of the Box Three solutions, to the curveball Medium, threw us last week.medium.com I strongly believe that fiction and poetry are slowly being made redundant on Medium. I don’t say this as a bad thing, as stated before, this is Medium’s prerogative to change things.
At the start of 2018, I completed and published a post on my goals. I thought I had done well until I looked back and saw how little I had accomplished. Although, this is the first time I looked at the post since I published it, so it shouldn’t be a surprise. The lesson in this, if you want to work towards yearly goals it is an advantage to have the goals close by to refer to.