Happy New Year! I hope this New Year brings luck, prosperity, ideas and days filled of writing.
I have lots of ideas for the blog this year. In addition to author interviews, book giveways and posts focusing on this wonderful craft, I have decided to include more writing exercises and critique giveways. Who doesn’t love a critique? I love to critique and will promise to offer constructive feedback.
Yesterday while blog hopping I stumbled upon Jeff Goins My 500 Words: A Writing Challenge. I signed up and made a promise to myself that I will write 500 words a day for the entire month of January.
I need the discipline and look forward to visiting other writer’s blogs to see how their progress is going.
I’m diving into 2014. I declare my mantra to be- No feeling beats the feeling of accomplishment.
Today, I found a book I purchased years ago when I first started studying the craft. The book, Writer’s First Aid by Kristi Holl offers motivation for writers.
Throughout the month I will be opening the book to a random page.
Today, I smiled when I saw the words Keep Moving on page 65. Kristi encourages writers to tackle unfinished business. She explains how stalling can deplete your energy. (So True!) Her message is a similar message to the one I wrote about a few days ago. You have to get up! Stop procrastinating. Tackle the projects you have allowed to sit. You will feel so much better about yourself.
Come on guys, we can do this. We have to believe in ourselves. Write something right now, in an hour you will be happy you did.