According to my calendar it is April. According to the actual weather it is flipping between spring, summer and winter a few times a week. But I'll trust the calendar. Spring is a good time to review your writing goals for the year and see how you are doing. Are you getting the amount of writing done that you would like to? The kind of writing you'd like to?
Check in and have a little progress report session with yourself. See if you are where you want to be, and if not, make the necessary adjustments to get back on course. Or, adjust the goals if you have found them to be unreasonable. (You might want to toss your copy of, "How to Write a Novel in 30 Minutes." Just a suggestion.)
Or, maybe you will find your writing has shifted in a new and unexpected direction. Maybe you are discovering unexplored territory, breaking new creative ground within yourself. Maybe goals are not appropriate for what you are doing right now. Maybe what you need are wide open spaces inside yourself with no deadlines and no expectations. Maybe you are making the map as you go along - word, by exhilarating word.
Wherever you are, be kind to yourself and keep writing.
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I thought a novel only took a few seconds.
Once upon a time ....... and they lived happily ever after.
Someone else is supposed to fill in between.
So far so good here. I'm spttering every once in a while but I keep coming back on course this year.
At times, the writing every day is difficult but I know it's the right thing to do, and it's helping!
How are you doing this year?
Apparently, I am not doing so well with the new Blogger - I just now noticed this comment. So sorry Mario. I am well, thank you. Keep that pen to the page and do your best to figure out all those words between "Once upon a time...and they lived happily ever after." That's the space where writers live.
I thought I could leave that space to someone else and just go on the book tour!
A couple of quotes I stumbled across:
If who I am is what I have and what I have is lost, who am I?
Character is the discipline to follow through with resolutions long after the spirit in which they were made has passed.
Hmmmm...I am very tired so that first quote is hurting my brain.
As for the second one, I'd have to say - novelists have a lot of character. lol!
Hope all is well.
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