Milestones (Journal Worksheet Wednesday)

Writing worksheet - milestones

Writing Journal Worksheet – Milestones (PDF)

It’s time to NaNoWriMo! Or if you’re not participating, you can use this worksheet break down your writing goals, and set up your own milestones.

Worksheet Ideas

Here are some examples of how you might use this worksheet…

  1. STORY MILESTONES
    From: the heroine’s introduction
    To: the heroine meeting her nemesis
    Distance: 3 days, 3 blocks & 3 revelations
  2. FICTIONAL WORLD MILESTONES
    From: Bag End
    To: Rivendell
    Distance: 458 miles (source)
  3. REAL WORLD MILESTONES
    To: Paris
    From: London
    Distance: 300 miles
  4. WORD COUNT MILESTONES
    From: Chapter 3
    To: Chapter 4
    Distance: 1500 words
  5. PAGE COUNT MILESTONES
    From: Chapter 4
    To: Chapter 5
    Distance: 10 pages
  6. CHALLENGE MILESTONES
    From: scatterbrained
    To: ninja focus
    Distance: 100 days of meditation
  7. PROJECT MILESTONES
    From: First draft
    To: Second draft
    Distance: 15 days

You can even use this worksheet as a retrospective. How about filling it in at New Year’s? What milestones did you hit this year? Where were you at this time last year, and how far have you travelled?

I’m sure you can think of lots more ideas! Use one worksheet for many different types of milestones, or map out a single trajectory – it’s up to you.

P.S. You can list the dates when you reached each milestone on the timeline.


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