And welcome back y’all! Hope you are ready for a productive day. Let’s hit it hard today and then we have the weekend to rest up. Remember that it is alright to take a break from writing; in fact, it is recommended.
Let’s talk about prioritizing today, a subject I’m pretty sure most writers can sink their teeth into. First a quote and then my ramblings.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
We are now into the first week of February. In early writings I suggested you sit down at the first of the year and re-evaluate where you are regarding your platform and priorities. Did you do that?
Here’s the thing: those of us who write full-time, or have visions of writing full-time and making money at it, try to do everything at once. We take on a full plate and then eventually kick ourselves in the butt because we are doing a half-assed job at everything. We feel the pressure of money; we feel the pressure of time; and all that pressure makes us try to do more and more and more….and we end up doing less in terms of quality.
If you have not done so, sit down and write a list of your writing priorities. What is most important? What is next? Work down the list and schedule your time with that list in mind. You cannot do everything on that list a little bit at a time; that is watering down the attention you give to each item and that is doing a disservice to yourself.
Remember that writing is a long-term gig. You build your platform one brick at a time, no matter how long it takes to do so.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Have fun with it; let your mind roam. Think of the five senses….and then write.
CONTEST OF THE DAY
The Nelligan Prize For Short Fiction is taking submissions now with a deadline of March 15th. Entry fee is seventeen dollars and entries must be less than fifty pages. You can find the details here.
WRITER OF THE DAY
I don’t run across too many high school kids on HubPages but I recently discovered one and I want to support her as much as possible. Yes, I am a former teacher, so my heart is with the youngsters who have a passion for writing. Her name is greeneyedblondie and you can find her here.
AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK
I will see you again next Tuesday. Remember, priorities and rest…those are your two main goals in the next couple of days.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”