Alex J. Cavanaugh‘s Insecure Writer’s Support Group, held monthly. Click on the image above to participate.
…. I believed that setting myself goals would mean they would get done. That somehow, the magic fairies would slip out of the walls and sprinkle their dust everywhere. It’s a nice dream, I know, but 2012 has been a real eye opener for me. A realization that taking on too much meant I ended up doing nothing. The anxiety monster shows her head, ensuring me and getting writing / editing done are kept as separate as possible.
I plan to change things. To remind myself why I write – because I love it, and couldn’t live without it. So, 2013 will not include:
- Unrealistic goals of when one of my story / novel will be written and edited
- Getting hung up on everyone else’s successes
- Participating in NaNoWriMo – I know, this one is a big one. I really love the idea of writing a book in a month, but in reality, both years I participated, I drove myself to anxiety hell. I have to accept, I’m not a fast writer, that’s not my style.
- Ignoring my blog because I’m too down on myself. This means I plan to bring back my mythology posts, which I loved doing.
Instead, I’ll focus on what I’m good at. Write what I love, my way. I’ll be myself, because that will make me happy. And then, by this time next year, my stories and me will….