I haven't blogged in quite some time. In fact, last month I completely forgot about IWSG day. It came and went and I didn't even think of it. Very unusual for me since I've always looked forward to first Wednesdays. This month I made a mental reminder. So thanks Alex Cavanaugh for not kicking me out of the club!
I've been trying to get a handle on exactly what I want for my writing. Seems like a ridiculous thing to say at this point in my life, but I guess that's just about it. Maybe a better way to put it is ... I'm trying to get serious about writing; become intentional. I feel like "become intentional" is the new catch phrase. Some years ago we were saying, "Just do it!" and I told myself to just do it constantly.
So, now I'm being intentional. I'm gaining clarity about what I really want and, as the life coach says, "choosing how I “show up” and contribute. Every week, I meet a friend at the library--the way I did in Oklahoma. As a result of these meetings, I've discarded one novel (it had extreme problems) and started the revision of another one--with less problems. I wrote a piece for one of the confession magazines only to decide it would make an interesting novella so I'm in the process of trying to outline it longer. I completed a short, short mystery that I sent off to Woman's World. The story just spewed out of me, and that's always a good sign, right? I'll let you know if and when a rejection comes in.
I'm also working on two nonfiction books. One is about a woman who was blind for a number of years, and then she was healed. It's a powerful story. I met the woman in Oklahoma and recorded about four hours of interview with her. My second book is, of course, a writing book. Doesn't every writer want to pen a writing book?
In additional to my "intentional writing" I'm hoping to get a website soon. Yeah, I'm taking this intentional stuff seriously. I've vowed that when I walk into my CPA's office next year, I will NOT be embarrassed! I will not! (Now, that's intentional.)
How about you? What have you written lately? What are you doing to further your writing career ... or your jewelry making business, or any other goal or dream you have? Whatever you're doing, be intentional. Share with us.