It is the first Group Session of the year. I am so happy Alex didn’t let all that praise in December go to his head and he is still around for us little people.
2012 is behind us. 2013 is here. All full of hope and promise and all the warm and fuzzy optimistic feelings of a new year. It’s an opportunity to start all over or if your lucky, continue on the positive journey your currently on. How optimistic am I? But, I’m getting ahead of myself.
Insecurities: It is time to take my writing to the next level. But, do I even have a clue about how to do that? If 2012 was about getting something on paper, 2013 will be about making it better and making it publishable.
There is a lot of work to be done. And, a lot of unknowns, but one thing I’ve realized since being back in the states is, I believe I have been using only half of my brain’s creative capacity for the last 7 years.
Not knocking the last 7 years. I traveled the world, lived in a foreign country and experienced so much and learned so much about myself. It has given me content for years. But, I also spent way to much mental energy on stuff I couldn’t control. And, frankly, stuff that wasn’t my responsibility. But, it was a learning experience. And, one I wouldn’t changed for the world. Well, at least not the travel and living in a foreign country part, anyway.
But, now it’s all about me and my goals to be a published author. My mind is clear. My thoughts are focused and the goals are set. Looking forward to a positive and productive 2013 for us all.
What are your insecurities going into a new year? Please visit other IWSG members and offer ideas and encouragement. It is the only way we are all going to get better.
I wanted to start this update with my favorite post of the week. I just love Tameri and if you haven’t visited her blog, here is your chance.
Be Amazing with a Little Swagger – I read a quote recently that said “You control the way the world perceives you.” (It was Dr. Phil, but a good quote nonetheless), which is how I am going to approach returning to America in 17 days, 21 hours and 36 minutes, but’s whose counting. Not that I plan to create some persona that’s not me, but what I have learned most from my adventures in Asia is not be afraid to show people how cool, weird, happy, strange, passionate, funny, different and gorgeous (haha) I am. This article speaks to that and so much more.
NaNoWriMo Daily Updates – The best of the week
This was a no brainer.
When the Going Got Tough, I kept Going. And it Worked! by Misha at My First Book – I am so proud of Misha. If you remember her post from last week: NaNo Doubts, it is so great to see her back on track.
I was featured in not one, but two NaNoWriMo related interviews, check them out at Change the World with Words and Donna McNicol’s My Write Spot.
Holly Elizabeth Music
Jaimie at Be the Spark
And Then There Was One
Kirsty at The Last Word From Me
Thomas at OnTopic Reviews
Lleighh at Hello World!
The Living Notebook
Ink and Page
Next Weeks Schedule – extended version
Monday, November 19th – The Fitzroy – come check it out with me.
Tuesday, November 20th – Tattoo Tuesday – Ava Esterby
November 21st – 28th – Blog Break
Thursday – November 29th – SQM (Sydney Quotes the Movies) – Anna Karenina and my celebration of the Love Triangle
Friday – November 31th – Guest Post on My First Book
Sunday – December 2nd – My Weekly Update – December is going to be fun.
*I may do some random post if time permits, but my goal is to finish my NaNoWriMo (20,000 words) novel, finish my Camp NaNo novel (15,000 words) and then prepare for my big move.
I would love to hear how everyone else is doing on NaNoWriMo. I want everyone to win. So, keep writing. I will be, too.
This one hit me hard. RIP MCA
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