Happy New Year, one and all!!
So, how are the New Year Revolutions going? Note that we are doing Revolutions this year as opposed to Resolutions. Reason? Resolutions are for sissies!! If you want to get something done, you need a Revolution!!
Besides the revolutions that I do on behalf of my family and myself, you know – I will cook edible dinners, I will fold laundry and match socks (yuck), I will lose weight – I came up with one for writing.
I will finish the book I’m working on before I enter it in a contest.
I used to enter contests with a partial, just to see how the concept would be received. I looked for direction, comments, and of course, scores : ) What I’ve discovered though, is that sometimes I’d develop doubts on the direction of my book due to some particularly insightful comment or insensitive barb throwing my entire writing timeline off course. You’d think after years of contest participation I’d have developed a thick skin, but oh contraire! I still cry over unnecessary harshness and question my creativity when unique ideas are presented.
Let’s face it. In order to sell a book, one must write a book clear through to The End, right? My New Year’s Revolutions for 2008:
I’m not going to get hung up on self doubt; I’m not going to rewrite my first 3 chapters a dozen times; I’m not going to envy another’s creativity.
I am going to read; I am going to research; I am going to write.
Write. Write. Write.
Many, many blessings to each and every one of you!!!