The last two months are a blur, but it’s time to settle this restless butt back into my writing seat. Let’s get some #Writemotivation going with my friend, colleague, and fellow Kansas Writers Association board member, K.T. Hanna! Writers, sign up at the link provided in this post. Otherwise, it’s time for me to create and share my own goals list for the month of September.
My goals are to be realistic so that they are achievable. Here goes:
1. Finish creating my final outline(s) for my YA novel — that means character outlines, location outlines, and the overall outline. This also means I must force myself to imagine it out completely and commit to what I create. And. Be. Done. With. It.
2. Write a compelling first page.
3. Write a compelling Chapter One.
4. Once those three things are accomplished, I shall keep putting one foot in front of the other…or…keep on hitting one key after the next on the keyboard. Those letters make words, the words make sentences…and several tens of thousands later…there will be a book.
That’s all I can come up with. I am trying to be fair. I am not trying to achieve psycho-bitch-Type-A-Oops-You-Spilled-Your-Sack-Of-Crazy. Just want to start and be firm about it. Just trying to make this a priority for the month. That is all. It’s doable. I will also tell all those blurry things that got me all summer long to go kick rocks.
“It’s like that. And that’s the way it is!” — Run D.M.C.