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DIY MFA by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Gabriela Pereira

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Chapter 3

Set Goals and Start Strong

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when setting goals. You might worry so much about making your plans just right that you never get around to implementing them. Stop obsessing about the nitty-gritty details. Instead, think of your writing career as a road trip and your goals as the map: You may know where you’re going, but there are many possible routes to get you there. Maybe you barrel down the interstate to reach your destination as quickly as possible. Maybe you take the scenic route and enjoy the sights. And maybe you hit a roadblock and have to take a detour. At the end of the journey, you’ll still end up in the same place.

Road Trip!

Before you take off on your trip, you need a plan. Of course, you can start ...

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