Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Revamping Blog

I am making some changes to this blog. It is going to focus on my personal writing still, but I'm also going to add a health side to the blog. I'm going to track my progress on changing over to a healthy lifestyle while trying to get my novels finished and published.

I am going to even change the title and url for the blog. I am thinking of something along the lines of Writing to a Healthy Lifestyle, but we will wait and see what is available.

Don't worry. I plan to blog more often with this new change and hope people still enjoy the posts. And if anyone knows of any blogfests, I would love to know about them. I fell out of touch with all the blogfests and want to get back into the blogging world.

That is all for now, I have blog backgrounds to search through.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

IWSG Finish Worry

It's a new year and while there are many going with resolutions and goals (I did my goal post this morning) it's also a good time for an Insecure Writers Support Group post.

Right now in my writing I'm at the editing phase, or at least the trying to edit around work and slacking off phase. And I'm back to a familiar insecurity: can I ever finish?

This is an insecurity that was first faced with just finishing a novel first draft. 2 years of attempts at NaNoWriMo and only getting up to 14,000 words on a single story certainly made me wonder/doubt back then if I could actually finish a single novel. Never imagined I could write a whole novel, let alone doing it in a month. But oh have I changed on that front. Now I just wrote 165k in November and have 4 finished first drafts with 5+ in the middle of with promise of finish. But a finished first draft isn't the end of the process.

Will I ever finish editing? Will I ever get something ready to submit?

I don't know yet because I haven't done it before but like NaNo, I'm going to keep trying until it happens.

Do you worry about this?

2013 Goals

Goal time once again. Here are some of the things I plan to work on in 2013 and maybe this time I won't get distracted and forget about them during the year.

Writing (novels)
Edit TT and SG, send to test readers, prepare for submission
Finish first draft of AF, OiEM, LtW and/or AD, TK, GaD
Try not to start new novel at least until November if at all.
Be closer to submitting by my birthday (end of August)

read 50 books/manga/etc

Eat healthier
Make progress in life plans

What are your goals for 2013?


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