When I started writing I fell in love with the feeling of freedom that I had in creating that first story. I loved forming people and stories and knew that I'd found my lifelong passion.
I wish I could hold onto that feeling forever, but as I've grown in my writing I've learned and now the process isn't quite as full of freedom. Creation takes hard work and while most people I know say they want to write a story, it's a precious few who actually sit down and do it.
Writing is something beautiful and creative for me. It is a place I can go to feel good about developing my talents and have a place to share my thoughts and views on the world.
So, every day when I sit in front of the computer and I tell my kids they can watch a little TV or offer incentives to my older children to take care of the little ones so I can have computer time, I know I am investing in something that betters me as a person. I want writing to be a priority in my life so my children can see it's important for parents to have dreams and that something can come of those dreams if you work hard enough.
That said, I haven't been pushing myself very hard this past little while. I hit the ground running and then sort of petered out. But today, TODAY is when I'm going to get back in the game and make some small weekly goals that will lead me to my big monthly goal. (Everyone remembers the monthly goal, right?) My goal for this week is to finish editing ten chapters. I know it will stretch me, but in the long run, I've got to eat this elephant in small pieces!
In honor of setting a smaller, bite-size goal, I thought it would be fun for everyone to set a goal for this week. Just this week. Monday through Friday. Post it in the comments, and if you meet your stated goal by Friday, your name will be included in a drawing for a bundle of ALL of Jordan McCollum's writing guides, including her SECRET never-before-released writing guides. They are an amazing resource that every aspiring writer should have for sure.
Let's do this! What's your smaller bite-size goal?