Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Renewal

Well, the March Report isn’t going to happen. I’d be a bit too ashamed to post those numbers. I am using this as an opportunity to start fresh and new, since I apparently dropped the ball and my writing habit almost entirely last month.

It is going to get quite busy though. I am starting a new job next week, one that I can only assume will be hectic, and not allow for any writing while at work. This is both good and bad. I find when my hands are busy I come up with the very best ideas. It’s when I am sitting at home trying to make words come out of nothing, which is when it all falls flat. It must be something to do with better understanding the human condition, or maybe escapism. Either way, I look forward to the new challenge.

It has also come to my attention that I am still looking for my first short story publication. This is a little unnerving considering I have been trying for three months, but I think I know why. I simply need more lines in the water. I have three short stories and a book that all need editing. Once those four hit the world, I will be receiving rejections at record breaking speeds, and then hopefully a couple will find homes.

Just so I can clarify this to myself, I am reestablishing my writing goals for the month of April:

1. Write 1,000 words a day minimum. Same as always.
2. Write in the morning before distractions tear me away from the keyboard.
3. Stumble Upon must not be pressed, unless I have hit at least 500 words. Even then, I must try not to. That little toolbar is destroying my productivity.
4. Try to get at least 30 minutes of editing in every day. Preferably more.
5. Read more.

Perhaps it is a bit much with my current schedule, but I think it will be doable. I have no real valid excuses for falling behind, but here is too a much better spring.

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