FIRST: Go HERE to enter a copy of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher! And spread the word, 'cuz this is an amazing, amazing book. I'd give it to everybody if I could.
The WriteOnCon! It was fabuloso! With editors! And agents! And authors! And prizes! And armadillos!
One of my favorite posts was by Viking editor Kendra Levin, who posted on the writing/life balance. She talked about how, as writers, we need to do three things:
ONE: Set goals. Not just grand career goals, but smaller, achievable, weekly goals, as well.
TWO: Make sacrifices. In order to achieve our weekly goal, we must sacrifice something. You all know this by now.
THREE: Give ourselves a weekly gift. One that will feed us as people, and that will also make our writing life easier.
So, my three things for this week (before bedtime on Saturday) are:
ONE: Rewrite the first chapter of my chapter book. I thought it was done, but there was a problem that was nagging at me, and Tuesday morning I figured out how to fix it - unfortunately, the way to fix it is to throw out the first four chapters and do them over in a new way, with new scenes and a different beginning. I want to have the first chapter done by Saturday.
TWO: No internet. This post, a tweet to spread the word about this post, and that's it until I achieve my goal.
THREE: I initially chose a frap for my gift, but now I think a walk through the park would be a better idea. I can take my kids, and I always get good writing-thinking done on walks through the park.
How about you? What will your three things be this week? How about next week?