It's been a crazy month in my life! I got my first articles published on Suite101.com and I published the first four chapters of my novel, A Place to Call Their Own, on iWriteIt.com. More importantly this month, I refined my Vision for my writing career and found more focus in achieving that Vision.
It's been over a month since I updated this blog. The good thing is that I have a clear vision and goals I want to achieve. One of the goals I set for myself was finding another full time job with more regular hours so I can write every single day. I have accomplished that task as well.
Even though I haven't covered Setting Boundaries or Finding a Friend to complete your Journey, I wanted to revsit Vision because it's been a so much a part of my month. I recommend that you go back to your Vision and make sure it's always the direction you're heading.
This difference for me this month was getting accepted to do article writing for Suite101.com, finding iWriteIt.com, and all the time I spent surfing the web while I was on vacation from the "real job" Memorial Day week. I had planned to get much more writing done than I did. Part of the reason was because I got so involved in looking at all the writing blogs and advice column on the Internet as well as through Facebook. I also spent a great deal of time looking at all the freelance writing opportunities out there and sending some queries to get some work. But as for actually practicing my craft, I got very little accomplished. My real goal was to revisit my Boundaries, Goals, and Routines this week (and blog about it today) and move forward with writing.
Now that I have my Vision clearly in hand and a new full time job to make writing/freelancing jobs easier to maintain and handle, I can move forward with my goals of finishing A Place to Call Their Own by the end of the year. I have to make that happen. In my interview they asked me what my personal and professional goals were for the year and I told them to finish my novel.