Saturday, January 02, 2010

Writing projects: Now don’t dream too high.
Placing your goals too high can give
you a headache.

1. One day at a time.
2. Start with the most finished piece: Finish it!
3. Reread, revise until it is publishable.
4. Search for a publisher and editor. Don’t give up!
5. Write a query or cover letter depending
on the finished project.
6. Mail
7. Start second project

I see 7 goals – while doing them, don’t think
of everyday duties while in the studio/office.
This can be the number one stress factor
that will keep a person from being productive.

Remember as a child we had to learn to walk
one step at a time. Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.
(c) Mary Nida Smith


Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell said...

Good tips, Mary. If people are just getting started, the most important thing is to just sit down and write free flow and see what comes of it!

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Good advise Kerri. Happy snow week is a good place to start - write your feelings down about the snow & ice.

Some of us are re-starting everyday
because we get over-whelmed with ideas and projects. And we allow ourselves to think -now. where am I going to submit this when I am finished.

Thinking of where to submit while in the process of writing can and will cause: Writers Block.