Sunday, January 2, 2011

Got Any Writerly New Year Resolutions?

So it's a new year, and it's time to get off your ass and write more. Well, that might be something we say to ourselves each year, right? No matter how much we've written, and perhaps no matter how far along a writer is in her career, we can always do better.

Of course, first a writer needs to schedule time to sit down and think, and write. That's discipline.

Maybe inspiration is next. I've got a lot of friends who say they can't write unless they're inspired. That's a little cowardly if you ask me. You've got to learn to whip yourself up into the writer's focus, into the mood, and that habit of sitting down and writing every single day (yes, I mean every single living day--no matter how brief) will eventually pay off. Rough first drafts eventually, months later, become more polished visions.

So ...

READERS of the WORLD, what are your resolutions? Come share with us what you're working on in 2011. Who knows, maybe we can help?

No comments: