At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to write more.
- Do the writing exercises of a writing prompt book, at least one a day of not more! And write in the book this time!
- Post on this blog and social media more, weekly instead of occasionally.
- All your ideas belong WRITTEN DOWN SOMEWHERE. It doesn’t matter how weird it is!
So, how did I do?
On this front, I actually have done fairly well. The “300 Writing Prompts” book that I bought has been a pretty good investment, and although I haven’t done it every day, it has helped. Additionally, I borrowed “Steering the Craft” by Ursula K. Le Guin from my local library, and I have done the first three chapters in that book in a sketchbook that I bought specifically for doing creative writing in. (I prefer thick, unruled pages.)
Once I’m done with the Le Guin book, I will return it and then dip back into my personal library. I know that I have a copy of “Writing Down The Bones” that I could do exercises from again, and I also have at least one book on Creative Non-Fiction that comes with exercises.
Overall, I’d say that this goal was met.
I have managed to post here every week for the last 3 weeks, so hooray! However, I have not done any social media posts. So, I call this one mostly fulfilled.
Writing ideas down
Sadly, I haven’t done this. I almost starting writing down the idea for a story of a lonely city in the depths of space, but then I started revising the idea in my head and never got around to getting it to paper. So, I didn’t meet my goal for this one. But I will say that the writing prompts were a much more important goal, so I’m OK with this one getting away.
Good job, me! I am well on my way of getting back into writing in a big way.