2010 was a rough year in relation to my writing. I didn’t accomplish much. In fact, I didn’t accomplish any of my writing related goals. Most of them are being moved to this year’s goals, perhaps in a modified form. I’ve started working on a couple of them already and am extremely excited about them. It’s almost hard to choose which to work on. This is a really great feeling, to have my passion for writing back again. I feel happy, I feel alive. It’s great to feel this way again. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed it.
I also added one more goal to the list I posted on Saturday. Sorry, I can’t tell you just yet what it is though. I will when I can. And this one goal makes the list very ambitious. I may have to knock something off the list, but there aren’t any items I really want to put on hold. I know which ones would pain me the least to not complete, so those will be the ones I work on last (the plot mini-course, edit the short story, and the query letter goals.) But I’m going to do my best to still complete all of them, even with this new goal. I know, I hate being vague about things, so why even mention it? Because this is about my writing journey, and this adds a bit more challenge, and I want to share the full extent of my challenge throughout the year, if not all the details. Once it’s complete, though, I will reveal all.
So what exactly have I started work on?
-I’m catching up on my critiques for Divided. Because of my apathy toward writing this past year, I didn’t do much with the last 3 sets of critiques I received, so I’m now working those into the manuscript. In other words – Finish editing Divided.
-Working through lesson 1 on “How to Think Sideways.”
-Have done daily pages for “The Artist’s Way” every day since Friday. The book says to do these pages in the morning, but I tried that in the past and it didn’t last long at all. I don’t do mornings. So I’ve modified it to daily pages which I usually write at night.
-Started on the mystery project.