Once you establish yourlofty yearly goals, it's time to break them down into monthly goals.
So if you plan to write a novel in 2011, you need to consider what you'd need to do each month to reach that goal. Maybe you want to crack ten new magazine markets, consider the steps you need to take to make that happen and start setting those goals each month. Perhaps you want to double your writing income, that may mean producing magazine articles as well as book proposals.
Remember the objective of monthly goals is to break the large tasks down, making them more achievable.
Want to write a novel in a year. Use January as the month to plot your book, February to start chapter one OR set a word count goal, say 1000 words per day.
Research five new magazines during the month of January and start writing and submitting in the following months, then start over in June in an effort to crack ten new magazine markets.
Are you writing a non-fiction book? Turn your research tacics into a how to article and submit it to writing magazines.
Now, do those lofty goals seem so overwhelming?