As I journey towards turning “writer” from a self-proclaimed label to professional title, I’ve decided to give myself a focused challenge. Each day, from now until January 11, 2016, I hereby pledge to focus on my writings: novel, screenplay drafts, stage play rewrites, TV pilot scenes, etc. Documenting my progress each day will help keep me motivated, inspired, and determined to keep moving forward. If so inspired, join me along my journey by documenting your own!
Twenty days in…phew…91 to go! My first thought was to analyze the first 19 days and my level of success in achieving my Writer’s Journey challenge goals. I struggled a bit with that assignment because I am keenly aware of my habit of focusing too much on what I didn’t accomplish instead of that which I did. So, tonight’s entry serves as part reminder/part motivator to keep moving forward in my journey.
- I’ve spent almost every day of this challenge writing, though the time length varied.
- When I had unproductive writing days I admitted as such.
- My motivation to focus on my fictional work led to new story ideas and character development.
- I found my play!
I may stumble, tire, or pause to fret about what lies ahead or came before, but it’s just as important for me to celebrate the present. Tonight, I’ll do just that for after I hit “publish” on this blog post, I’ll focus on my other entertainment interests – music and television.