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Hopefully you are seeing a pattern in these posts with how one thing may directly / indirectly build on another. Recording the opportunities from our writing project is no exception.

Some areas of opportunity to take note of for the next writing project(s):

  • From your list of accomplishments, what new ideas, tools, or techniques do you want to exploit / strengthen in the next project?
  • From your list of challenges, what items do you need to focus on resolving?
  • What are some solutions to the challenges you experienced during this writing project?
  • What feedback from your accountability partner or critique group spawned new ideas?
  • What “accidental” successes during the query letter / submission process provided opportunities for moving your project into other paid writing opportunities?
  • How can you turn this project into a series?
  • What marketing efforts can you apply to get your name and your writing project greater visibility?
  • What contacts did you make via online groups or writer’s conferences that may help you advance future projects?

A whole world of new possibilities opens up when you take some time to work through it. Brainstorming a list of endless possibilities is one great reason why when you start the next project to go through the Initiating phase of identifying which project to work next. . .there are often too many choices.

Exercise: Write out your opportunities and give them a quick ranking in the sense of turning it into a for certain future project, possible project, or just an idea and nothing more.

Next Post: The writing project timeline / schedule

Set the timer for 10-minutes and try this writing prompt.

Writing prompt #0024


Write about a time you had ideas flowing like water and/or write about a time where writing ideas were as dry as a desert sand dune.

What did you do with those opportunities? How did you overcome the “dry season”?