I don't like to feel that I'm shirking my responsibilities, including my blog. But the last couple of weeks have been challenging for me as a writer. Between those sneaky doubts and the stresses of other parts of my life, my writing isn't getting the attention it deserves (whether on my blog or in my manuscript). Lydia Sharp of The Sharp Angle says it well in her recent post, Back to Basics: Writing is Hard. I like her conclusion:
"But if you truly believe you've found your purpose in life, as a storyteller, then you must also believe that no matter what hurdles you encounter, you will prevail."
Lydia Sharp, The Sharp Angle, Back to Basics: Writing is Hard, February 29, 2012
I'm looking forward to March, when I expect to have more energy and enthusiasm for writing. For me, the key is to set some goals. I love crossing completed tasks off my To Do list. I start small, but that usually generates some momentum that builds into something bigger. So here's what I plan to do in March:
1. Complete one chapter of my novel each week.
And that's all. It definitely seems doable and I'm pretty sure it will morph into more. What are your goals for March?