Hi there! Hey – got a secret for you…
I’ve been gone for a month.
But, I’m back. The explanation: Life Happens. In this case, a time of transition. For my family. For my direction in life. For my writing career. A choice to become a professional. A time to recalibrate.
It is very me. You know that saying I have:
“Only the moment seems eternal and in a moment everything will change.”
Sometimes the first moment requires us to step back from our worlds in order to gain perspective. Clarity. In the hopes that the next moment will propel us forward stronger and better for the experience.
This is precisely why I have been virtually non-existent for the past month. But, the second moment has come and I’m happy to say I’m back with a renewed purpose. A clearly defined direction. An end goal in mind.
So, here we go.
I’m redefining my goals.
But, before I head into them, one update to the former ones. I did finish Writing Love by Alexandra Sokoloff. Alex’s writing style connected with me and changed the way I think about writing. Right down to my method. Which, thanks to her, I now have one that is truly working for me.
I cannot. Possibly. Recommend. This Book. More.
By the way, that link to her book is not an affiliate one or anything of the nature. It is because it resonated with me that much.
Writing: I will spend 4 hours on writing every day. Not worried about word count. But the time is there. I’m locked into it. Already been doing it actually (smile). At times part of this may be used by editing and plotting, but at least 2 hours a day will always be on new writing.
Platform: I’ll spend 2 hours a day on platform activities. This includes email, twitter, blog comments, blog reading/commenting/sharing, and platform expansion. Oh, and eventually transitioning this blog.
The Blog: I’ll be getting back on schedule now. And, may be shifting dates to add a fourth post. We’ll see how the time schedule I’m working off of turns out first.
Reading: Not really a goal. I’ve moved most of my library to my smartphone and read every spare moment I get. Ebooks. Greatest thing ever.
And, I’m training on some things, like formatting and handling a business and all those little things that go into becoming an effective indie writer. It’s a pretty long list actually, but I’ll talk about it as we go along.
That, I believe, is everything. How have you been doing? Had any revelations or epiphanies about the writing path? I’d love to chat with you!