Ah, the new year – that wonderful, magical time when all things seem possible. And why should this year be any different? So for me, this year, I decided to focus on making that one, elusive writing goal that despite my best intentions has somehow managed to evade fulfillment.
During my RWA chapter’s Christmas party, we wrote out our writing resolutions. These goals are kept and read 12 months from now at next year’s Christmas party. But what if that goal(s) was broken down into twelve more manageable parts?
This January – that time when all things again become possible — has been declared as the “When Pigs Fly” Year of Achievement.
So all my fellow writers, let me hear about the first of your “When Pigs Fly” twelve manageable parts of your larger yearly goal. A mouthful? I concede. But the point is to state that mini-goal publically, to track it, to have some help in holding yourself accountable.
In two thousand and sixteen, let us all have an unparalleled year of writing achievement rivaling any successes we’ve had in the past. Let us look forward with purpose and drive to what we can achieve this year, going even beyond what we think we can accomplish.
My When Pigs Fly goal for January is to reach the black moment in my current WIP.
Lorinda Peake wrote her first ditty when she was ten on an English seashore while visiting her British grandmother. From then on, her family either acted in or were treated to plays, skits, or commercial spoofs. In school, she wrote poetry, fables and short stories.
Years later, she tossed down a particularly bad novel and thought, “I could do at least that well.” She’s been pursuing the elusive published novel ever since. Recently, she joined a group of fellow writers who decided to cajole, bully, encourage, and sometimes baby each other along towards the publishing goal by setting real and measurable writing objectives with “motivational” consequences for non-attainment.
Lorinda loves a good romance – all the more if it is wrapped in a great fantasy setting. She lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with her husband of 34 years.