So, my New Year’s Resolution for 2015 is simple and yet the most important promise any writer should make to themselves.
Every single day. Even if for just 30 minutes or an hour.
It is the one piece of advice that has been given to writers since the beginning of time. Well, OK, I can’t verify that it was given since the beginning of time. However, if you were to ask for advice from other writers, publishers, or anyone, you will hear this one word more than once I am sure of it.
My passion is the world I created with “Candle Lake”. My goal would be to finish editing my draft of the first book and share it with the world. Then continue on the next in the series. Aside from Candle Lake, I have three other works in the making. Two of these are collections of short stories based on themes and one is a memoir of sorts.
If I were to spend my whole lunch hour just writing, I think I can get so much accomplished. But, I think I will need a sign on my desk that says, “Do not disturb!”
One of my writing goals I have already put into practice this year is to reflect on my day each night before bed. I take a minute, or five, to write down at least one thing I am grateful for that day. At least one thing that made me smile. I have yet to struggle to find one thing to write and have actually written more than one thing every day.
I am truly blessed.