Here is a question from Handling the truth...on the writing of memoir by Beth Kephart that I think should be asked by all writers.
What do you expect of others as you read, and what do you expect of yourself as a writer?
She poses this question to the students in her memoir class and her book includes a number of their responses. I like this question because expectations often decide outcomes. If we have a clear understanding of what we want to accomplish when practicing our craft, we are much more likely to accomplish our goals. I believe that our answer will change as we evolve and grow as writers, so we should ask this question of ourselves again and again.
Thanks for reading. Keep your mind working, your fingers on the keyboard and your dreams alive!