Ok, clearly my writing sabbatical – which began in June 2014 and extends to September 2015 – has not involved any blogging. This blog has lain fallow long enough now that I’ve probably forgotten how to even make a post. Still, here it is January 1, 2015, an inspiring and significant year in my little writing life, and so I’m going to carve out a few literary intentions for 2015 and post them here for good measure. I’m even attaching numbers to the words where I can, to make them measurable.
~ Read 45 books and keep a record of not only the books read but some impressions of my reading.
~ Meet my writing partners as often as possible to write and commune. Weekly if possible.
~ Write a minimum of 2 hours or 1250 words per day, 5 days a week on new manuscript.
~ Write at least one short story – for submission to contest (2500 words max)
~ Blog about the standout writing experiences this sabbatical year has held: Banff Centre, Writers at Woody Point, Muskoka Novel Marathon – manuscript contest win, Writers League of Texas events, Toronto Writing Group
~ Blog weekly, at a minimum.
~ Spend at least 10 hours per week editing completed manuscript.
~ Continue to swim 5 times a week – (it’s proven to be an incredibly rich story creating opportunity and, of course, it’s good for me)
~ Stop for a moment every day to appreciate the gift of this time, this year, this life.
Happy New Year! Bonne Annee!