Then rev up your commitment!

It doesn’t matter what your dream is — to travel to far-away places, learn a second language, or write a book — the first step to succeeding is committing to that goal. That’s what this first Rev Up Your Writing road trip is all about.

I started writing my first manuscript in 2006, the year I turned forty. I was committed to getting that book written… for about six months. And then, in the third draft, the work got hard and I downgraded the way I spoke about my dream and my goal of writing a book, to ‘my side project.’

If writing a book has been a goal of yours for awhile, take the time to step back and do the exercises in the Rev Up Your Commitment Workbook even if you think you’ve ‘been there, done that.’ If you’re still struggling to achieve your goal, something is standing in your way and finding that block could mean the difference between having your name on a cover by the end of the year or perhaps never at all.


For now… rev up your SMART goals!


Click the images to download the PDFs of the workbook and calendar.


This is a tool to help you see how well you’re doing on reaching your daily or weekly writing goals.


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