This is where you begin to plan.

(If you haven’t taken the first step, you can find the details here )

In this second step you’ll outline every single step you need to take to achieve your goal. Make sure the steps are realistic.

For example, if you say that you’re going to write 5000 words a day so you can finish two manuscripts this year but you work a full time job, have children and a family, and you need to sleep then this probably isn’t a realistic goal. Writing 1000 words each day may be more doable.

If you’re submitting to agents and publishers, create a plan to submit to one new agent or publisher each week or month.

Outline the steps you need to take to achieve success. Remember that you have 366 days this year (one extra leap day).