Friday, December 30, 2022

Setting New Year's Goals for Your Writing--Tips, Ideas, and Why It's Fun and Helpful

In a past post, I wrote about the helpful triad of the creative artist's life: will, vision, and comfort. I heard about this from a songwriter friend many years ago, and it's helped me make sense of the sometimes-crazy artist life I lead.

Will is the drive, the push to do, the action part of the creative process. Actually sitting down in the chair in front of the laptop or notebook. Sketching out scenes, writing pages, organizing your book structure, all the activities that are required to actually produce a book. Not enough will and nothing gets done. We've all been there!

(Writer's block, though, which some feel is purely procrastination, isn't a problem of will but of the other two aspects. Read on!)