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How to actually achieve your writing goals

80% of goals don’t last longer than a month. If you want to achieve your goals as an author, then listen up. I’ve got what you need to succeed in your author career.

Crushing your author goals

I’m thrilled that I was asked to be a guest on The Writer’s Journey for the second time!

“It’s a brand new year for change and growth, a good time to look back on the past year and reflect on how we’d like to grow in the year to come. Because as writers, artists, and freelancers, we’re always striving to do better.

Author and coach Roland Denzel joins us to discuss that very thing, setting your goals and accomplishing them.

And, as we like to do on Keystroke Medium, we’re going to tackle those goals together.”

Watch on YouTube, subscribe to the podcast, and read the transcript using the links below

Watch on YouTube

Topics Include

  • Should you give up resolutions? Meaningful change should happen at any time
  • 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by January 17th, National Ditch Resolutions Day
  • Most goals (or any sort) don’t last longer than a few weeks
  • You can increase your odds of success by 25% by reframing your goals
  • How helpful are resolutions?
  • How to create healthy habits? (What’s “healthy”?)
  • How to increase focus
  • How to increase productivity
  • Writing habitually is key… tips for various situations (career, kids, stress, “too busy”…)
  • Work/Life Balance + Be Present (kinda to offset the above, haha)

Want to listen while walking?

If one of your goals is to be a healthier author, then you should subscribe to the podcast, load it up, and head out for a walk!

Subscribe to the Keystroke Medium/Writer’s Journey Podcast 

Download, subscribe, and get out and walk. Or listen while you’re cleaning or exercising. Track your steps on your Fitbit, pedometer, or Apple Watch.

You’ll be surprised how many steps you get just ‘doing work.’

Have you listened (or watched) yet?

I’d love to know what you think, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Talk soon,


References and Links

Norcross JC, Mrykalo MS, Blagys MD. Auld lang syne: success predictors, change processes, and self-reported outcomes of New Year’s resolvers and nonresolvers. J Clin Psychol. 2002 Apr;58(4):397-405. doi: 10.1002/jclp.1151. PMID: 11920693.

Roland Denzel

Roland has been helping authors just like himself be more productive and write more books, all while staying healthy, happy, and sane since 2015.

Read his story right here, and if you want to send him a message, visit Roland's contact page here.

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