Making changes on you life is often a very difficult thing to do. I am trying to do several things this year and it’s hard. I am trying to lose weight before my trip to Arizona in May. I am trying to run a successful ecommerce business, www.GiftzNGadgetz.com and www.Bonanzle.com/giftzNGadgetz a division of my husbands computer business, but I will tell you about that later. But the most important thing I am trying to do this year is to become a successful published author.
What is a successful author? If you ask any writer anywhere in the world and they will give you many different answers. For some being a success would mean having a multi-book deal with a big publishing house in New York. For others it means self publishing, where one could finally see the fruit of their labors in print. I am examining my writing aspirations closely to figure out what being successful as a writer means to me.
I felt successful after I "won" my first NaNoWriMo last November. But now that winning manuscript is sitting in a pile of papers on my desk. I felt successful after I completed both the April 2009 and the November 2009 poem a day challenges. Yet no one but my husband read my poetry. I feel it is time for me to take the next step. I must seek publication. The task is daunting to me. I have a fear of rejection. I also have a fear of growing old ( but that is another blog.) My greatest fear however is to have died not knowing if I could have succeeded. If my words could have touched just one person then my writing, my life would not be in vain.
For the rest of this year I am going to submit one story, one poem, one novel, one article something each week. I know that I am risking rejection, yet the fear of not knowing if I could succeed is worse. i will not give up until I see my name in print somewhere.
I have put it out there in the universe. As Yule Brenner said in the movie THE TEN COMMANDMENTS "So let it be written, so let it be done!". You are my witnesses and must hold me accountable.
I will post each week where and what I have submitted. Keep me honest people. I cannot succeed on this journey to publication alone, but together we can do it.
Tell me what are your writing goals for 2010? Please leave a comment.