Looking back at 2009
As CNN and People look back every year at what happened and who died, I think it’s just as important to review your own year. Are you looking at 2009 in review? What did you accomplish? What disappointed you? Did something surprise you? Are you where you thought you should be? Why not?
For myself, I’m in a different spot than I thought I would be. Writing is a part of my life, but it’s gone in a new direction. That’s neither bad nor good. Just different. And exciting. I love my characters and I enjoy being part of their journeys. I’ll won’t cuss when my muse doesn’t show up, because, ultimately, I am my muse. There is no fairy waving magic words in the air, no benevolent (or mean spirited) force influencing me. If I don’t produce, it’s my own fault. If the words flow, it’s because of my talent.
Not long ago, I read a writing exercise. It’s beautiful in its simplicity:
If nothing was holding you back, what would you do?
For 2010, what’s holding you back? Why aren’t you doing what you want?
Make a commitment in 2010