This is the year I get my butt in gear.
I cancelled my Hulu subscription which left a lot of time for everything else. Like going to the gym almost every day. And reading more (I’ve already finished three books!) I’m self-studying Spanish and math.
But most importantly, I’m actually writing. I have been resistant to say that TV played a role in me not writing, but it honestly really did.
Granted, none of it’s very good right now. But I’m basically starting over. I have to relearn how to write. Plus first drafts are never good, so I’m not exactly worrying about quality right now.
My current goal is to get in the swing of starting things. It helps that I have joined a writing group and my artist friend and I are sending each other new pieces daily.
Having a writing is nice because, while I haven’t shown them anything yet, it feels good being around people in the same field as me. (My boyfriend and all my friends are Math people.)
The most helpful thing has been my friend who expects me to send her my writing every day. She helps keep my accountable and I get to see some cool watercolor paintings daily!
My goal progression: get stuff down, consistently -> developing characters -> plot -> finishing stuff. This might change as I go along, but those are probably my biggest issues right now….you know, literally everything important about a story. Once I actually start finishing things consistently, I’ll be able to better evaluate the other things I need to work on.
Sidenote, I also got paid to edit a poem this month, which was a nice treat.
Keep writing, kittens!