3rd September 2019

My Goals Are Changing

Re-evaluating goals is important to all professionals.

Sam H Arnold
Sep 3 · 2 min read
Photo by Noémi Macavei-Katócz on Unsplash

As some of you may have noticed, I have been missing for a few days.

The reason was simple I was knackered. We have had a couple of hectic days and I wanted to chill on the sofa with a good book, rather than write.

All writers need to chill and attend to their own needs sometimes.

It is good to recharge your batteries.

Over time I realised my goals have changed.

I no longer check my stats daily, to see how well I am doing. The first I knew of this months earnings was when I received the email saying how much was in my Stripe account.

I am writing for the love of writing, but there is something deeper than that.

I have found my purpose and main writing goal.

More than writing, I want to help other writers, achieve their goals. I want to support and cheerlead for my fellow writers.

It’s the teacher in me. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than supporting and helping others.

It isn’t going to make me a fortune. I have a coaching business on Patreon, which I charge a small fee for. I have also offered a $5 feedback tier to my Patreon.

Mainly though, I do it because I love it.

What this means for my writing is

The pressure is off. I will continue writing, but if I miss a day I am going to chill about it.

I will also continue working with my Facebook group, providing support for all my writers.

The extra time will allow me to finish my crime manuscript and look at publishing it. If you are interested in reading the first chapter, click below.

As writers, it is important to re-evaluate our aims and goals. Only when we learn what we are striving for, can we hope to reach our full potential.

What is your number 1 writing goal?


Sam H Arnold is a writer and mentor. Using her 25 years of teaching experience and a degree in Education she can mentor the most reluctant writer. She also has knowledge of many topics in education and child development. It is these and private life experiences which are the foundations of her writing.

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The Everyday Writer

A daily journal that documents the life of a part-time writer, full-time teacher and mother.