All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
My goals change with what is going on in my life. Over the past year, I have made decisions to help push myself forward with my writing. I am now facing a challenge with juggling that with an upcoming life changing event over the next year After reading Michelle Zink's blog post about her path to publication, I realized more than ever that I needed to do more. I can no longer use excuses and let things get in the way of my dream. I have to find balance or decide what to sacrifice.
Social media has become one of the things that can easily take up my time. I am finding ways to manage it while still remaining active since I am looking at working with local businesses over the next year. I am creating small goals so I can learn more about it while not letting it take over all my spare time. If it does start to do so, I know that I will have to do something different.
I am going to start getting out of the house and going to the local Atomic Coffee, Barnes and Noble, or library to spend some quiet time alone with my writing. I am looking forward to these outings since I haven't done them as intense as I did in college, and it might do me some good. The way to get writing accomplished is to just do it. It requires time and patience--- and lots of dedication.
It is just time for me to push myself a little bit harder over the next few months during the editing and revision process so I can become closer to finishing my novel. I have gone through the first five chapters of my WIP and am enjoying the shape that it is taking. I handed over the pages over to my husband to read while I move forward with the rest of it. I know that he will challenge me if I need it, which is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. (How did I find such a wonderful guy?)
There is a short story that I gave to my critique group that I keep adding a bit to that I am completely in love with for some reason. It is so different so we shall see where that leads me.
If anything, I am going to post it here in the future. I am taking a short hiatus from the blog until this my novel edit is complete. I don't want to use this space as a distraction. When I return, I will have book reviews, updates on my process, and my very first book contest!
Keep an eye out for me and feel free to drop a line!