Like the title said, the new year is coming and I hope that it will be a good one for everyone. As for myself, my goals are fairly simple for the new year.
1. Stay healthy and keep the weight down. (Not easy to do, but with eating right, and achieving my walking goal of a minimum of 9 mikes a week, should do the trick.)
2. Keep my place clean and organized. (Not easy for a writer to do.(I have seen an image of Steven Kings writing quarters, so I don’t feel so bad! He he!))
3. Writing goals are pretty straight forward. Complete my sci-fi story, complete the how to book, work on the poetry chapbook, and last, but not certainly not least, is to post here on the blog, on a regular basis.
4. Anything else that comes up, then get it do it in a timely manner.
5. Do a very good job at work.
6. Do my share of reading and studying Tge writing market, and attend my critique group meetings on a regular basis. (This is where I also get ideas for stories.
7. Compete un next years Cheerios Spoonful of Stories contest. (Right now I am coming up with story ideas for Tge contest.)
That about sums it up for me regarding the new year. My next post will be on New Years Eve so look for that! So until then…William out!
Peace, love and joy to all my writer friends out there. May your holiday be a wonderful one. As for me I will be working the holiday, but no worries, my family and I already had our gift exchange. That was a real special time for sure! Listening to some Christmas music on Sunny 107.9. A very good South Florida station. And as I listen to the music, my thoughts once again go out those who have done the ultimate sacrifice in order for us to have the freedom to celebrate the Lord’s birthday. And to those who are serving our country in far away lands, may the same good Lord bless and keep watch over you and your families.
Here’s a little poem I thought up for the occasion.
Twas the night before Christmas,
Tom and Susie,
we’re asleep in their in bed.
Visions of toys and dolls,
danced in their heads.
Mom and Dad,
were up all night,
making things just right.
And to their surprise,
they heard hoof steps,
That cold night.
He came down,
in a flash,
And as soon as he,
dusted off the ash,
he yelled Ho Ho Ho!
Tommy and Susie,
came downstairs with sleepy eyes.
Santa Claus they said with glee.
They both tried,
To sit on his knee.
Santa greeted them with
a great deal of cheer.
Then he said,
I got to get back,
to my reindeer.
I have a lot more houses to go,
don’t you know.
And with a wiggle of his nose,
up the chimney he goes.
Tommy and Susie then turned
to Mom and Dad.
Then Tommy said,
This is the best Christmas,
we’ve every had.
Once again, have a wonderful holiday people! And until next time…William out!
I hope that things are going well with you guys out there. It is now 5 more days until Christmas and I hope that you guys have most of your shopping done, and if not, then good luck to ya! I hope that all the parties you go to will be good and safe. Also make sure you drive safe. A lot of drunks out there and I would hate to lose any of you, especially at this time of year. Listening to the Madonna version of “Santa Baby” on Sunny 107.9. That’s the local station that is playing all Christmas music. It’s pretty good!
I’m on chapter 7 of my sci-fi story “A Change in Time”. I have had a good run of it during the past week or two, with ideas flowing out at a regular rate. So now I’m dreaming up other things that I could get my characters into more trouble. But that is the kind of author I am! If my characters are not in some kind of problem, then it would not be much of a story!
Speaking of stories I’m starting to write a list of children’s stories so that they will be ready to submit to the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories contest. That contest should start around a May timeframe next year. I look forward to that. And I better get off my horse and start researching the Writersmarket.com so I can start submitting my work elsewhere. So I had better get cracking Happy Holidays everyone! And so until next time…William out!
I trust that all of you guys are having a wonderful evening, and I hope that the upcoming weekend will be very good as well. I have been busy writing my sci-fi novel “A Change in Time”. Note that I have been debating about which title I may use. One title that I have been mulling over is “A Moment in Time.” It depends upon how the story goes. They are both good titles, and just had a thought that I could use the titles for two different books! Thanks guys for helping me out on that! He he!
I have also been working on the how to book. The book is about how to write a novel length story using the plot points in an three act structure. Like most new writers I have struggled to find my writing style. I sometimes feel I need a roadmap, so that I not only know where I have been, but I also know where I’m going. At least U have some idea of where I’m going. I also work on this project when I’m tapped for ideas on the sci-fi novel and the other way around.
I haven’t been writing much in the way of poetry or children’s stories, but that will change soon enough. I would like to have handy a list of children’s stories ready to submit when the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories starts next May. As I have said before this is a great way for an unpublished author to get his or her career started in writing. I enjoy participating in the contest and look forward to submitting stories there again. Well I have to go again. So until next time…Illiam out!