Almost 3 years ago (Jan 28, 2016) I decided I was going to start blogging the process of writing my first book. I learned that this is not something I am good at. I have no drive to do something consistently that I am not good at. Even though, the more I do it, the better I will eventually get. I also wasn’t adding much variety to my posts. They were mostly “woe is me, I have writer’s block.” I never pushed myself to stick to this. I never pushed myself to do the things that may help me through my writer’s block.
As of August 15, 2017 I managed to finish my first draft of my book. Since then, I have done about half of the second draft. I honestly couldn’t even tell you the last time I picked up my book. This is depressing. This is something I have always wanted to accomplish. Something that holds a huge amount of importance to me. I have always been a writer. All through junior high and high school, I wrote “books” for my classmates to read and comment on. I loved it! It was always my goal to eventually have a published book. I know I can do it. I know my story is worth something. I need to push through and get it done.
I realize this is beginning to sound a lot like my other posts from the past. So far this year has been different for me though. I have given myself goals instead of resolutions and so far I am actually accomplishing them. So I guess what I need to do is come up with some goals for my writing. Nothing over bearing. It needs to be more realistic.
- Write 3 days a week; minimum 1,000 words a day.
- Finish second draft
- Read minimum 2 books a month
- Create a post once a week
Nothing fancy. Nothing over the top. Short and to the point. No need to feel overwhelmed by that list. Those are doable things. I have every intention of getting them done and full faith in myself that I will!
If anyone still reads this, I hope I can keep your attention this time around.
Here’s to the new year! I’m gunna make it a good one!