“The world is your oyster,” is a phrase that lost its luster long ago. However, as I look down the the lush green valley that can be a new year, I cannot help but think of one thing – possibilities. It is the possibility of a new job, of an illness being over, of finally finding that house or place to live that will be suitable for your family. As a writer, I am thrilled at the thought of what this year may hold. Especially with being so close to finishing and beginning a few projects.
So as with many other blogs I now post resolutions, or my writing desires for this new year. I sometimes set ambitious goals for myself. So here, not only will I lay down these wild hopes and dreams, but actions as to how I think I can accomplish them.
BOB’S 2012 WRITING AMBITIONS
Goal #1 – Finish my original story – The Tale of Calelleth. How? – I have been finishing a chapter a week. I have two more to write. I see this as a totally doable goal.
Goal #2 – Write 1 blog a week for 2012. How? – My daughter is now going to bed around 9:30 instead of 2:00am. Hopefully, this will allow one night a week for a quick update or thought about the part time writing process.
Goal #3 – Writing the first draft of a kids’ book, by mid early spring/mid summer. How? Again, I hope to have more time in the evening and get a couple of mornings per week schedule going. Also this book is much shorter than my original work. As a side note, I have to remember to stay healthy, for I have been told I sometimes burn the candle at both ends, and have two lighters in the middle. Also, I am a much better writer. Things come out much easier and more coherent (or so they seem!) than when I first started.
Goal #4 – Submit both stories to agencies. How? I have a few examples for proposals, some ideas on where I can get the information, and where I should send them. It is strange really, thinking this is an actual possibility. I cannot believe it even as I write this.
The one parting comment I would like to send out to my readers is this: If you ever dream of writing, if you ever wanted to find an excuse to begin down this thrilling path of writing a novel, starting a blog, or working on short stories, now is that time. It is a new year. Stop dreaming about it and do it. No one can do this for you.
Also, if you need guidance along the way, I am ready to help however I can.