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Writing Goals

Is it just me or are there lots of budding writers out there who find it hard to get started with their writing? I'm fine once I get going but it's the getting going that's the impossible bit. I've tired lots of different strategies including:
Getting up early to write first thing in the morning. This is a good one, but it does make me extremely grumpy and it gets much harder as the colder and darker mornings arrive. Staying up late to write in the evenings. See point 1 above - sleep deprivation and me do not go together.Bribes that mainly revolve around food. This is not the best strategy if you still want to fit into your jeans.Setting writing goals such as words per day or hours per day.Publishing my progress on Facebook. The shame factor comes into play here.Promising chapters of my book to people who've told me they'd like to read itSetting deadlines big and small. Writing at home alone. Fine, but it's easy to get distracted and end up doing the washing…