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
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”?