SoCalRW’s 4th Quarter 2023 | S.M.A.R.T. Goals Challenge

SoCalRW’s 4th Quarter 2023
S.M.A.R.T. Goals Challenge

SoCalRW’s S.M.A.R.T. Goals Challenge
By Pamela Moran

Come and join your fellow SoCalRW members for the new quarterly SoCalRW S.M.A.R.T. Goals Challenge!

The holidays will be here soon, how do you stay on track with your goals when everything around you is vying for your attention? S.M.A.R.T. Goals can help, and SoCalRW’s Goals Challenge group can offer accountability and support during these next three months.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals:

Let’s continue to plan those goals, move forward, commiserate, and celebrate each milestone, each victory, and each other!

Southern California Romance Writers will provide each participant with a S.M.A.R.T. Goals pdf workbook complete with habit tracker tools and a place to record your goals and your progress, a Google spreadsheet to record your progress so we can all cheer you on, forum access, and participant only monthly Zoom meetings to discuss any issues we’re having, any goal recalibrations, offering overall support, accountability, and celebrating the wins. In addition, we’ll meet in person once a month after the SoCalRW regular meeting.

You, as a writer participating in this Challenge, will need to make a commitment to your three-month goal. Make sure your goal is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.

1. The Challenge runs from October 1st – December 31st.
2. Fill out the form below, the fee is $21 (a reasonable $7 per month).
3. Start thinking about where you’d like to be by January 1st. What goal do you want to accomplish? How do you break that far-reaching goal into smaller, more easily achieved monthly goals? You’re not alone in this – the workbook will help, plus we’ll be in contact with each other and never more than an email away.
4. There will be a Google spreadsheet for the three-month goals in order to keep track of progress – part of the accountability process. We’ll also call for your progress to be recorded at the end of each month on the spreadsheet, and weekly in our Groups IO forum.

See you in the Challenge!


Pamela Moran
Southern California Romance Writers
President Elect