January Resolutions

READER NOTE: This post was originally posted on my Life In The Big Cedars blog Jan. 1, 2012. Since I’ve decided to separate my writing posts and keep this site as my writing/author/blogging site and the other site as my online family journal, I’ll be re-posting until I get caught up. Thanks for stopping by!

I had a long list of resolutions that I was considering for this year. I’ve decided to simplify them and just concentrate on one or two each month. This month’s area of focus will be WALKING and WRITING. I signed up for JANOWRIMO which is the local version of NANOWRIMO. Basically to write a novel in a month or 50,000 words.

Most people start from scratch and write, write, write without editing until they hit the 50,000 word goal to ‘win’. Some work on ‘works in progress’. I’m going the WIP route as well as the blogging route to shoot for my word count. My real goal is 18, 591 on my novel because THAT will put me exactly where I need to be.

I’m going to need to write at least SOME on it every day this month to achieve that. No easy task! Time is the enemy of ambition. At least it is for me.

I am excited to meet some new people next Saturday at the Write In at the Springfield Creamery which will give me eight uninterupted hours of writing and smoozing with other writers. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

I’ve put a word counter at the top of my blog to try to keep track of the writing (all forms) I accomplish this month.

Here we go!