Taking Stock

“The universe if made of stories, not of atoms.” Muriel Rukeyser

As we bid 2010 farewell, it’s a good time to take a look at the strides we’ve made over the last twelve months. As I think through this past year from a writing perspective, there are many moments that brought me joy and satisfaction and gave evidence that I can bring my creative powers to fruition if I am willing to stay disciplined and focused. Here are a few of the steps I took to write dangerously that fill me with hope and energy:

• I began moving steadily toward my goal of concentrating on my fiction.
• I came up with the idea for a motivational blog: karinwritesdangerously.
• I worked with a designer to create my blog banner, which I love!
• With help from Luis, my talented brother-in-law, I launched my blog.
• So far, I’ve written more than 200 posts daily — amazing even myself!
• I’m wrapping up the first draft of my YA novel — very exciting.
• I’ve had some great sessions with my writing group.
• I’ve attended loads of events to inspire myself and other writers.
• I’ve been blessed with some wonderful and loyal supporters.

How about your writing year? As you look back over your progress:

• What work gave you most pleasure and satisfaction?
• What are you most proud of achieving?
• What steps did you take to get the results you wanted?
• How have you grown and what have you learned?
• What new writing habits did you develop that supported your goals?
• What have you realized you need to work on to move forward?
• What’s the biggest challenge you faced in the past year?
• What projects are still pending that you want to push ahead on?

May 2011 bring you peace, prosperity, progress, and pages. Write on!

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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