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My Writing Plans For 2020

I think I’ve made it obvious that I really enjoy writing. I’ve had my doubts and insecurities about publishing with very valid reasons. However, I think I’m looking at things in the wrong way.

My biggest issue with publishing was the fear that it would take my time away from reading. I see authors today pushing themselves to put at least a book out a month. If not more. It has to be stressful. I get why they do it. It still seems very stressful.

All that aside, I have decided that I would like to publish anyway. Not anytime soon. But eventually. My goal for now is to have my first book edited and ready by 2021. I also don’t plan to become a full-time author. When I publish, I’ll publish 1-2 books a year. Not because I’m full of myself and think that I’ll earn a ton of money that way. I just don’t see it as the only thing I want to do with my life.

Starting New Year, I’ll be dedicating two hours a day to writing. If I draw a blank for writing on a particular day, I’ll edit and shape up some of the work I already have out. I’ll share my progress every week. I may even share some of my writing now and then if that’s requested. But either way, I will post on Mondays about how the progress itself is going.

Thank you for reading! Happy New Year!

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Writing: My Passions and Fears

I’ve been passionate about writing since I was a teenager. I wrote many poems in high school. I had notebooks filled with poems. After graduating high school, I began writing stories. I’d spend hours a day just writing or thinking about writing. It was peaceful to me.

A few years after I’d graduated high school, the guy I was seeing at the time got it in his head I was cheating on him. In retaliation, he destroyed my writing as well as showed me how angry he was with me. He never apologized for his actions even after it became very apparent I was innocent. This caused me to lose my passion for writing significantly.

I spent years repressing my urges to write. And in some ways, I think it tainted my writing. I wouldn’t say I’m very talented in writing, but it’s something I love doing. I also can’t say that I just have urges to write. Well, I do, but they aren’t frequent.

In 2015, I participated in my first ever #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I wrote my first actual novel, Spirit Rising. It’s unpublished. I really need to rewrite and add to it. I was very proud of myself. I was finally writing again! I haven’t won another Nano project, but I’m not giving up.

I really am putting more and more consideration into giving in and publishing. I don’t expect to become a best selling author. And that’s fine. Just having my work out there will be enough for me. I know many people are afraid of failing when it comes to this. I get that fear. It’s something we will never know until we try.

What I’m afraid of is losing my time reading if I become a published author. It seems like the pressure to publish so many books a year is really common. My obviously solution for this would be to publish a book a year anyways. I know it won’t make me rich, but that’s seriously fine. I’m as passionate about reading as I am writing. Not being able to read books and review them would make me very uncomfortable.

I also strongly feel that I could use some writing classes. Maybe some editing classes too. My idea and concepts are great in my eyes, but the execution lacks grace and style. It’s definitely something I plan to look into. Until then, I’ll share my writings and my thoughts on writing here every Monday. I sincerely hope you enjoy!

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