And now. . .what comes next? Last year I planned to continue writing on a daily basis, and while I didn't meet that goal, I did do a lot more writing than I have in a long time. Last winter and spring I wrote a reboot of the play Point of Impact and we staged the production at the end of April. Then this past fall, I wrote a new short story called "Walls" as part of my character building for my role of David in Jasmyn Green's stageplay Lie in the Bed You Make. You'll recall the character of David makes an appearance in "Finding Home" and in my last prompt of the 30-day writing challenge, "The First Day." In between the story and the play, I managed to post at least once a month on this blog.
Still, while last year might be deemed successful in terms of a couple new pieces of writing, this year it's time to step things up. I really want to make writing a truly daily discipline. I want to make writing such a consistent and integral part of my daily life that there will not be a need for another 30 day writing challenge November. That said, I don't plan on a post a day here on this blog. I'm still looking to maintain one to four posts a month on the blog as my standard. My main focus will be on a new book that I've been wanting to write for. . .well, the last 23 years or so. I've been talking about it for years and now it's time to do it. My goal for this year is to work daily on a book about my life-changing ten months as a student missionary on Chuuk. It's a story that needs to be told and I'm not putting off telling it any longer.
And for all you other would-be authors out there, I challenge you. Let this be your year too! Let's do this.
|I took this photo overlooking Chuuk Lagoon, I believe in early 1995. Let the adventure begin!|