Thursday, January 01, 2009

the year of writing dangerously

...may not sound like much of a motto. Maybe it's more of a theme. But I've decided it's going to be the overarching challenge to myself for 2009.

That may mean I blog more, or it may mean just the opposite as other projects pull me away from AWAAR a bit. I don't know yet how it's all going to shake down.

What I do know is that this year of writing dangerously begins with an edit, which I am in the thick of (of which I am in the thick?) as I type. I know this book and these characters so well at this point, and it never ceases to amaze me that they can both continue to change significantly each time I go back in for a rewrite.

I've got another book on the back burner as well, one I've been working on in fits and spurts throughout the past year. And, who knows? Maybe I'll even take another crack at NaNoWriMo in November.

I plan to read a lot as well, since I've had so many great-sounding books recommended to me by friends old and new this year. But I intend for the writing to be at the forefront. We'll see how it goes.

So, the burning question: What's your motto for 2009?


  1. Do we have to have a motto? How about a mantra?

  2. maiden538:43 AM

    no motto, jsut a hope... that I can ride more this year...which after last year can NOT be hard to accomplish!

  3. I am very exciting about your year of writing dangerously! I'm beginning to wonder if that's the only way to do it...

    My challenge this year is to keep a more beautiful house. It sounds so shallow but I think it'll really keep me busy, you know? I just want to be happy when I'm at home.

  4. Ken, I think a mantra is better than nothing. :-)

    A, it's a worthy goal, and I hope to join you in it.

    Heidi, good to hear from you! I've definitely had to re-focus on my home in years past, so I say go for it!