Just a check in to say hello and ask, what are your New Year’s resolutions related to writing for 2020?
Will you write every day?
Will you aim to finish a story, essay, or manuscript?
Will you send your work out more?
Will you finally submit to literary agents?
Don’t have a goal? Why not?
In the most recent #AmWriting podcast, guest Jennie Nash explained that when we don’t invest our time, energy, and in some cases, resources, into our writing practice, we can lose the motivation to show up every day. Perhaps this means you find a writing partner or a writing group and set deadlines for each other. Maybe you finally sign up for that workshop you’ve been eyeing. Or, is this the year you hire an editor or your favorite instructor to edit your story, novel, or book proposal to ensure that it’s the best it can be before you send it out in the world. We all have different needs, strengths, and talents as writers, so perhaps this year you figure out what yours are and put your energy into refining the areas that need more work. After taking the fall off from taking a workshop, I realized that I need the weekly deadline to finish my work. What do you need to do to invest in your writing?
If submitting is on the top of your list, we hope you will submit to our WWW blog. The theme for February is GAMES. As always, interpret the theme however you wish. Is there a psychological game a character plays with another? Do you have a story from your life that revolves around a game? Do you have an excerpt from a chapter that centers around a game? Dig up a work-in-progress, dust off an old piece, or use this as a prompt and submit it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org in the body of the email. No more than 500 words, please.