Been missing my writing peeps (though we all have good reasons for our mini-hiatus – domestic and overseas travel, babies, holiday festivities…) But I wanted to post a little something because I’ve done something that I haven’t done in a very long time – submitted work.
I’ve also taken the novel wannabe that I’ve been working on for so long in a new direction. I’m feeling better about it.
I’m not much of a resolution-maker (I tend to break them, then beat myself up till Dec. 31 about it). But I did buy a brand-new notebook, which always makes me feel good, and I started making mini-goals for the week. This week’s goals had to do with submitting two stories, finishing a novel that I’ve been reading slowly (Paul Auster’s Sunset Park), and writing five pages by hand. I submitted both stories, am close to the end of the Auster, and have almost met my writing goals. I’m not thinking of these as resolutions, just teeny-tiny little goals to be met. Hopefully the cumulative momentum will snowball into something that I can say in retrospect was some sort of resolution that I actually kept.
What have you all been working on over the holidays?