January 9, 2016
Well, we’ve survived the first week of the New Year and been reminded once again how quickly time passes! It’s been a week since we waved farewell to the old year already!
I noticed that this year fewer people posted about their resolutions. Don’t misunderstand, I’m sure that just as many people made just as many resolutions, but we seem to have decided not to post them on social media – thereby making it less likely that people will hold us accountable *grin*
This year, I’ve decided that I’m not making any resolutions. Instead, I’d like to make at least 1 “revolution” for the year (and no, that wasn’t a journey round the sun joke!!). What do I mean by that? Well, it’s simple really. I don’t just want to decide on making a change or improving something, I actually want to revolutionise that part of my life. Naturally, that’s not going to be easy to do so instead of stressing myself out with a list as long as my arm, I’m picking just one area that I want to work on.
It’s so easy to convince yourself that life and work and reading get in the way of writing time… but truth be told, the biggest obstacle is *gulp*… ME! I have so many ideas, so many characters vying for my attention and I love the process of capturing words. I just don’t seem to make enough time to actually do “it”.
And I do mean make time. Multi-published writers aren’t somehow luckier when it comes to time. They just prioritise their writing and they’re selfish about their time. They get up an hour earlier, stay up an hour later. They write at lunch time, waiting in the car for their kids, in line. See where I’m going with this?
So for 2016, I’m going to make a point of MAKING time to write. I’d love to say I’m going to commit to an hour each day, but I’m realistic. I will however commit to doing at least some writing every week and I plan to submit to at least 1 publisher this year and to self-publish at least once this year. Why am I telling you? Accountability.
I figured I’d buck the trend grin
Until next week.