Sunday, January 6, 2013
On a Train: Girls in a Free Place
It's funny that after a year of of near daily blogging in '12, I'm a little shy about mucking up the internet in '13.
The past week's been transitional. (And right now--right NOW--I'm writing this on a train.) As much as we needed a break from the blog, I haven't enjoyed my break. I missed having a frame around my day, something to raise the stakes--even a little. I missed being connected to Lara, and feeling connected to something larger than myself.
The blog was good.
I had mentioned on 12/31/12, that I wanted to make '13's blog practical. At this moment, I'm not sure exactly what that means. But I have some ideas, still forming. We've still just stepped into January.
One idea was to focus on general things that would help create a job-enhancing writing identity. These things include:
3. Querying agents.
So this blog will hopefully stay on track with this.
Also, January is month wherein I particularly feel my tight place.
So, I need to work the metaphor of free/freedom/freeing this year. Girls in a Free Place.
No new year's resolutions except complete the weekly tasks that you will see.
My tasks for this week:
1. Finish Night People story and send to four places.
2. Work on the manuscript for a February 28th deadline.
3. Look up agents.
It's this silly? Silly is a good place to start.