Monday, January 3, 2011

It's January 3rd, and I have no idea what to blog about...

Except that I'm writing again, off to a good start on Book 2 of my Tallenmere series. Thinking about lots of things today. New year, new goals and aspirations. Realizing that unless I actually get off my tail and make things happen, that they won't. It's mind-boggling, if I let all the pressures pile up at once. So, it's baby steps--time to look at things one at a time, short-term goals to reach the long-term ones.

What are your short-term goals as a writer? For now, I plan to get on a regular writing schedule. I'm going to attempt making Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays my writing/reading/critiquing days, and Tuesdays/Thursdays will be devoted to errands, housekeeping, kid stuff, etc.

Another goal: Compartmentalize. One thing at a time. When time is up for thing 1, I move on to thing 2 and don't let thing 1 keep rearing its head. I tend to be a multi-tasker, as are most moms, and while it can be helpful while performing childcare tasks, it can also be detrimental when you're writing.

Before you ask, yes, I still plan on getting out that treadmill. One thing at a time, remember?


  1. My short term goal will be to finish another round editing my MG novel and send it back out there. It doesn't matter if I don't get a book deal, if I could only get an honorable mention in any competition I would be happy. You are right about getting busy to make things happen. That's the way to go.

  2. You're off to a great start, Mysti! Having a plan is half the battle!

    I'd like to begin querying my novel by March, though I'm almost positive life will get in the way. But as you said, baby steps.

    Akoss - Happy editing!

  3. Hammering out the end of my story. I think I can realistically expect to finish it this weekend. I'm as excited as a priestess with a sharp dagger! Of course, then the grind of editing begins, but I think I am looking forward to it at this point.

    And yes, I too have a goal to grow smaller as a writer. About 15 pounds worth. -sigh-



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