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.