I was reading through some advice on writing and found one I thought would be a good application for myself in the next year. I’m already in an odd sort of transition. I’m moving. I’m starting a new job. I’m going from a focus on writing first drafts of novels to editing while also generating short stories (a style I was never as excited about – more on this some other day). No better time than the present to also look at where I am headed and adjust the trajectory.
There’s always room for improvement. I’m someone who believes firmly in taking a look at one’s own life on a more regular basis than merely at year’s end. That said, I also recognize the power of finality. In a way it is a human construct based on the heavens, but marking time instead of passively observing the earth’s rotation gives us a benchmark, something powerful to remember. So, I often take time to go through my goals from the past year and adjust where needed. Usually in the week before the new year.
The advice I found is from John Berendt:
So, in preparation for my two goals of journaling more often and becoming a better writer, I’m going to adopt this challenge for a year and see where it takes me.
The first foray into this discipline can be found under my new page – Daily Vignettes.