“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”
~ John Mason
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
~ Oscar Wilde
I intend to start every post with an inspirational quote of a famous person. But when I started this post, the first post of the year, I couldn’t think of any good quotes of anybody. So far for the inspiration.
After thinking for a while I still can’t think of a good line to start with. So, either my brains are still in holiday mode or I totally lack creativity.
Since I refuse to accept that I lack creativity (how else can I explain the crazy things I write) I decide that it has to be my brains that refuse to come back from holiday. So, I just let it rest a bit more. It is, after all, the part of my body that works the hardest. I just start to write what comes up to me.
Well, where to start then without a quote? Normally, that would be my starting point. I guess the most convenient subject at hand would be 2016. Are you ready for this?
Let me first wish you all a splendid 2016! I should’ve done that at the beginning of the post. But since everybody starts with that line, what fun would it be if I start with it too?
This will be a terrific year for me as a writer. I can feel it! I started this year with:
2 resolutions: write more and sport more.
0 regrets: I think I ended 2015 well.
1 goal: to publish.
6 projects: two I’m currently working on and will finish soon; four ideas that are about to start.
I’d say I got enough activities to fill 2016!
As an aspiring author I find it sometimes difficult to keep writing on a routine. There are so many things in daily life that need my attention. I spend too little time on writing last year. That will definitely change this year. There were some moments that I felt bad I didn’t write more. But then I consoled myself with the thought that I at least did write some things! I know that if I had put more effort in making time free to write I would’ve probably finished the screenplay I’m currently working on just before new year. But it’s okay. I have written a screenplay. So, don’t be hard for yourself. Instead give yourself a compliment for what you’ve accomplished.
It is a good thing to set a goal. Last year my goal was to write. This year it would be to publish. And to enter a writing contest. I feel more confident now than a year back. I used a year to practise the skills. Now I’m ready for the real thing! Set a goal and work to it!
Six projects on hand is maybe a bit ambitious. I’ve read articles about working on just one or two projects at a time. Otherwise you will get distracted. I tried. But I can’t help it that splendid ideas (I think they’re splendid) comes to me every now and then. So, I write them down and think of a new project to put them in. And it works just fine for me. I think it’s okay to do your writing on your own conditions. Just do it and make your creations. It’s yours, you decide how to do it!
There are many great sites and articles about writing on the internet. You can find everything you need out there. And most of them are very useful. Read them, get the things out of it that are useful to you and use them on your own way. Remember to find your own writing footprint and set them in the writing world. Create your own writing identity! Don’t be a copy of someone else, because there are already many copies out there.
And there, I have just found two quotes to use for my post while I just ask for one! Sometimes you have to let go to let a miracle happen! My brains are back from holiday!
Happy new writing year everyone!