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January #WriteMotivation Wrap Up

My Golden Rule On Writing First Drafts

All in all, I think I have accomplished a good portion of my goals. While it isn’t exactly as I hoped, it is still progress.

  1. Get back into the swing of things. while on vacation I stagnated, zero words.
    I’ve been struggling with this one. While I’ve been writing on my other blog, I’ve been fighting trying to get back into the fiction. I’m going to chalk this one up to “at least I tried and I can’t keep trying.” Eventually I will get there. The emotional healing process, my health, is far greater than stressing over my writing. It’s not supposed to cause more stress.
  2. Work on my positive thinking and trying to connect with other caregivers of veterans. Over the last 3 months I’ve spiraled out of control into a deep abyss and I am trying to claw my way back out.
    I continue with this and I think it’s going well. I believe this has to be done every day. It’s not something that comes easy, to anyone. It takes effort. And that which is hard is most rewarding. There will be setbacks (as Wednesday’s VA C&P meeting proved), but determination and persistence will win!
  3. Playing with a new idea for a blog but this may be private for a while and will be a different website. This should help with #2.
    So, as I said, I opened up my new blog idea to the public. If you haven’t seen it yet, stop on by and let me know what you think!
  4. Read another book. Completed Xenocide, the 3rd book in the Ender Series and began a new one.

On to next month!



  1. Ping from Heather Cashman:

    Timing is everything. When I was in the hospital having my first child (early because of a car accident) the nurse said something I will never forget: THIS TOO SHALL PASS. And it did. And the strength I gained from that trial was one of the best blessings of my life. And so was my daughter. Keep going. Just don’t give up.

  2. Ping from Cheryl:

    Progress, not perfection – my mantra during recovery.

  3. Ping from Leigh Anne:

    You need to add yourself to Bloglovin’!

  4. Ping from Patricia Lynne:

    I hear you on #1. I’ve been trying not to stress too much over what I have or haven’t written because it’s way more important to be happy. *hugs* Sometimes we have to put writing to the side. Hopefully, one day you’ll find your writing happiness.

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