First of all, Happy New Year again—I’m back! As for my topic, I’m sure every writer out there wishes that he/she could write full time and not have to worry about working, but it’s just not a reality when you have bills to pay. Unless you’re lucky enough to have someone else to pay your bills for you. I work and write full time. I am unpublished but I write every day so that that will change.
Working at a stressful job is quite draining and it tries to stifle your creativity. Notice I said, “tries” to stifle. You cannot allow the work day to ruin your writing at night or whenever you write. You have to relax and realize your dreams. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes writers feel A LOT like this at work:
I promised myself that I wouldn’t make any resolutions because most people never keep them, but since my other writer friends have posted theirs, I’ll post what my plans are for 2008. These are in no way resolutions, just goals:
1.) Polish my completed novel (which I am almost done with!)
2.) Give to betas (who will edit thoroughly)
3.) Query agents (and get one this year)
4.) Get a book deal? (hopefully)
Numbers 1 & 2 are the easy part, 3 & 4, not so much, but I believe in my work and as Miss Snark would say, “Good writing trumps all!” With that being said, go forth and follow your dreams, whether you’re a writer or not! :*)