Happy New Year Everyone!
It is time to get started on another year as we continue our journey in the world of writing. And to signal the end of 2014, I’d like to make a tribute to writing by recognizing the members of the Writing Writers Group (WWG).
Reaching a Goal
There were several members of the WWG that saw their dream of becoming a published author turn into a reality during 2014.
In tribute, hats off to each of you
K.R. Thompson for not one, but TWO series: The Keeper Saga and The Untold Stories of Neverland with Book One-Hook
The WWG is developing into a prolific bunch of writers!
It is exciting to share what we’ve learned, to support each other’s writing goals, and to know someone will always be there when one of us is feeling lost, despondent, or as a failure. Being an active member of the WWG is an important component to being able to make the writing journey seem less like a dream and feel more like life–it is real!
Setting goals is another important part of living the writing life. And, like all good New Year’s revelers, we are being encouraged by all of the writing gurus in the writing world to determine and set goals.
So, what are your goals for 2015? Have you set any yet? If not, why not?
There are many different ways you can set a goal. But, sometimes, as we’ve heard, the KISS method maybe the best method.
- Take time to sit down and reflect on what 2014 meant to you as a writer.
- Use a pad and pencil to record your thoughts, feelings, and dreams.
- Consider how you want 2015 to be used to help you improve your chances at reaching your goals. But mostly, ask yourself what do you REALLY want for 2015?
- After you list your dreams, begin to make plans for how you plan to reach them. It is possible! Think about how good you will feel this time next year when you look back on your journey—it will spur you forward!
Here are some good reading suggestions you may find thought-provoking as well as inspirational:
- The New Yorker — The Anti-Tolkien by Peter Bebergal. I think you’ll find this article a very interesting read. I know as a lifelong Tolkien fan, I did.
- Aerogramme Writers Studio — Why I Write: 23 Fascinating Quotes from Famous Authors
- Flavorwire — Book Publishing Predictions for 2015 by Jonathon Sturgeon
My New Year’s Wish for You
- Find this blog helpful to you
- Support each other in your writing endeavors whether through posting comments or sharing this post
- Make plans for 2015 to be stellar, because you are!
- Consider writing the next great novel, novella, novelette, short story, or an entry in your journal, but mostly, just WRITE!
Always with Smiles and Cheers,
Pictures in post: All book images courtesy of the respective authors. Dream Big and Read photos by Stuart Miles and 2015 photo by Satit Sirhin all from Free Digital Photos dot net, and the President Coolidge picture courtesy of Wiki Commons