to becoming a better writer.
Last night I met with my six writing sisters, a creative group of fascinating women who write stories and poems. This was our first meeting of the new year.
In 2015, we left behind numerous rejection letters, rewriting queries until all the cows came home, and some awesome writing conferences.
One of our rituals is to light our ‘writing sisters’ candle before we begin ‘checking in.’ This helps us to focus after all the chit chat and munching that proceeds our work.
During our check in we heard some thrilling news. Toni, one of our members, secured a literary agent to represent her middle-grade book and another member, Florencia, is in ‘talks’ with a publishing house for her creative non-fiction book. You can check out her cool blog here: Eat Less Water
We shared our writing goals, too many to mention, but you may find these 5 Simple Steps showing you how to set up SMART goals.
To make our lives easier, we also came up with a word for the new year. A single word to post near our writing space and journal is a reminder of our individual intentions.
Our meeting also included planning for one retreat a quarter. We need a day or three to refresh ourselves with hugs, laughter, and writing. This is how we make it through the ups and downs of a writing life entwined with families, jobs, and other responsibilities.
So the secret ingredient to achieving your writing goals and becoming a better writer is no secret. Becoming a better writer is a lot of hard work. You need persistence, resilience, and someone to cheer you on when you want to give up.
If you want to set an intention, you may like Deepak Chopra’s 5 steps to Setting Powerful Intentions.
To help you fulfill your writing goals you can check out this post: Top 100 Writing Blogs for Writers.
Now, give it all you got this year and get those writing goals down on paper and up on your writing space.
Until next time.