So like every year, here are my 2016 writing goals. Besides my writing projects, I’ve also included a goal that relates to the giveaways I like doing. I love sharing books with people but I will chance my focus a little this time. Here we go . . .
I love hearing people talk about their writing process. Seeing how the creativity of others works is very interesting and there is much one can learn from it. But when people try to tell me that my process is wrong and I should write the way they do, well, I don’t like that so much.
I’ve seen this quote attributed to Sir Winston Churchill and Napoleon Hill. Whichever the case, it’s a great quote and one that people with big dreams should examine closely. Because to have a big dream isn’t enough. Very few who have ever succeeded have reached their goals solely on luck, and this couldn’t be truer for authors—even those who are considered one-hit wonders had to work very hard to have their one success. Writing even just one book is a labor, preferably one born from love. All published writers have to sit down, day in and day out, to lay their ideas on the page, to shape them and bring them to life through sweat, tears and blood (metaphorically, I should hope.)
An author’s gotta eat and so does her family.
There’s that AND other pesky, little things that sit at the bottom of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which every human being has to take care of before aspiring to greater things . . . like writing all the words that make up a novel.
During my writing years, I’ve met many authors, all in many stages of their publishing careers. New authors, seasoned authors; fly-by-night authors, committed authors; enthusiastic authors, disenchanted authors; indie-published authors, traditionally-published authors; agented authors, unagented authors.
You name it. The gamut runs as tall as it runs wide.