A Writers Corner

A Writers Corner

Hello readers and writers and everyone in between! It’s Sunday. The day for us all to be lazy. Which is why this post is a mid day post. I actually had trouble deciding what I was going to post today. Then I decided I needed to set some goals!

Mainly goals for my writing. I haven’t written much of anything lately and it’s actually driving me a little crazy. I know that when I write I am in a better mood. I have said this time and again, yet I don’t listen to my own advice. There is something therapeutic about my fingers dancing across the keyboard, creating words, putting together sentences, and bringing things from my imagination to a form where I can share it with the world.

Then, I let the world in and I become afraid that I will never be as good as the greats (Ex. Stephen King). I’m afraid I will be laughed at and ridiculed. That I will be the author that other authors point out how horrible my writing is. How I should have taken classes or written more before I published. My biggest fear is Stephen King, some how coming across my book and using it to fuel the fire in his fireplace after reading the first chapter. Silly, I know. Isn’t that why we are writers though? Our imaginations run away with us.

Because of my lack of writing I have decided to set a few ground rules/goals for myself. And as I typed that last sentence I let something on my desk grab my attention in an effort to procrastinate.

Let’s get on to the goals for the rest of this month!

  1. Write everyday! On the big project that I have going. The re-write of my book that I have been working on for 8 years now. Ugh.
  2. Post everyday! I’m tired of seeing little gaps in my posting activity report. I hate it! Especially since I went 4 months straight (basically) posting every day. What happened to that drive? What happened to that girl?? (Look at how sad December looks!)Posting Activity
  3. Read more articles and columns about writing.
  4. Finally go through my Writers Market 2015 book and find contest and things that I can enter to push myself.
  5. Stop letting stupid things get in the way of my dreams!

I can do this. I know I can. I can finish this novel, finally. I can find an editor to help me polish it up and make it better. I will find a great, inexpensive, cover artist. I will make my dreams happen. I’m still not sure if I want to go the traditional route, or take the self-publishing route again. There are so many advantages to self-publishing, but I am horrible at self-promotion! But I can figure all that out when I am finally happy with my manuscript!

What are your goals for this month? It can be writing goals, reading goals, or just life goals. Give them to me!

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