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The Year of Writing in Review

Posted on December 31, 2013. Filed under: storytelling, writing | Tags: , , |

Well, WordPress has just sent me a little update pointing out the obvious – I did not do much in the way of blogging this year.  I will say that I have managed to write a little, since the birth of my daughter, but have had to prioritize my time to focus on projects that were under deadline, like my storytelling shows.

Writing in 2014

I would like to say that I have a handle on things now and should be back on track for finishing my novel and continuing my storytelling in 2014.  I know the storytelling will continue, as I am committed already to many shows.  I will get back to my novel eventually and I do hope it is sooner than later.

I am always being inspired by wise words from writers and friends, or impressive actions or successes.  Recently I was inspired by a good friend of mine who started her own blog. She is being somewhat hush, hush about it, so I won’t share a link, but the most inspiring part of the whole thing is that she committed to writing 500 words a day and she has been doing it!

I love that idea. It’s not goal setting, it’s a commitment.  For 2014, what I need to do is commit to finishing my novel, like I have committed to showing up prepared to every storytelling show.  I need to commit to a certain number of words or a certain amount of time each day and then just make it happen, like I make all my other responsibilities happen.

So, rather than a resolution for 2014, I am setting myself a task.  In honor of my friend, and her success, I am marking my calendar with 500 words a day.  It’s not the fastest way to complete a novel, but it sure beats no words a day.

For now, I will leave off with wishing you a Happy New Year. I hope  that you fulfill all your commitments in 2014, and that they fulfill you in return!

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