Sunday, January 2, 2011
A Writer Writes...
I started off 2011 by completing a deadline and finishing up a first draft of a creative project. I kicked and screamed and squirmed and whined, but I finally finished it. Having met the deadline (and now the work really begins, because as I said, it was a first draft and rewrites galore await...) I am anxious to continue (and complete) additional creative works that are standing in line waiting patiently for my attention.
The burnout I felt only a few days ago seems to have dissipated and now I feel eager and motivated to start some new works and finish up some old, yet promising pieces. This is a good feeling and one I need to hold on to because I know it won't hang around for long.
The things I need to concentrate on consist of these things:
1) Write honestly
2) Write from the heart
3) Breathe and believe
Sounds simple? It's not. But 2011 will definitely be another writing year. I had my doubts, but every writer I know doubts themselves. Occupational hazard. I don't need to create masterpieces. I simply need to put the words down on the page. Here we go.