Saturday, January 05, 2013

One thing


It's that time of year again. That time when we all decide to become a little more of our better selves.

It's a good time of year to commit to something, even if just to say you're going to try to make it happen. And, even if things don't change and perhaps you even fail at whatever you were resolving, it's actually just the action of pledging change that really brings the most benefit.

And so, this year, as I'm sure most writers are pledging, I pledge to WRITE. MORE.

Not necessarily blog more. But write more. Keep the act of it going. Commit to treating it as my craft instead of my hobby. Promising to keep it a hobby at heart but a skill in practice.

I've started a daily journal again - one page per day -- of anything, really mostly a rundown of what I did that day. Or heck, even a bit of stream of consciousness of what's banging around in the old head that day.

C/O Moleskine Official Site


I also bought another daily Q&A book that, if I'm successful, will carry me across 5 years.

A question a Day, from Random House


I've also planned some 'writing time'. D has started some sport activities this year and during that time, while he's away playing basketball or ball hockey, I will be WRITING. I will be putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and just WRITING. Not flicking between TLC and HGTV. Not catching up on shows he won't watch.

WRITING.

I may or may not be sharing it all here but please know, just by posting this, I am starting myself down a path to get back to the written word.

It's been five years since we arrived home from our world adventure and I'm certain the stories have percolated long enough. I'm ready to revisit those stories, to get them out of my head and onto the page.

Bring it, 2013.