January 12, 2005

January 2005

Wow, it's 2005. That means in about a month it will be two years since my generous pal, Colin, offered me this space on Gungeralv. And so far, I've done nothing with it! In my defense, I didn't know what to do with it, since journaling really isn't my thing. However.... Last fall, my friend and mentor, Eleanor Cummings, invited me over to pirate from her vast collection of writing and publishing books. I took a big box full (as much as I could carry) and have been reading fairly non-stop ever since. The advice I'm getting from these books is telling me that if I "write every day" and "submit something somewhere quarterly," then maybe my hobby will transform into a profession. Okay. But easier said than done. I know me. I need to hold myself accountable somehow, or it won't happen. So that's what I'm doing here. I doubt anyone (except perhaps my host) will read this, but that's not the point.

So here goes:

In the first week of January, I wrote 6 out of 7 days and completed the first page and the ending of a new short story for pre-teens tentatively titled, Wilson's Garage. It's not a lot of writing, but it is well written for a first draft. My goals for this week are to complete an outline of the story while it's still fresh and then select something from my archives to rewrite for submission this quarter.

Posted by debra at January 12, 2005 09:18 PM
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