Last night I gave a talk on writing/designing at the Newton County Library in Covington. What a fun group! Knitters and crocheters are just the best people and it was a fun night! There is a regular knitting group forming in Covington – HURRAY! – and the info is in the knitting section of the blog. Check it out!
As for writing, I have finished the editing for both articles for Spin-Off, sent in a sock design for a new book that is being put together by Interweave Press, and written class descriptions to send to a Folk School where I hope to teach this Summer. Not exactly a book’s worth of writing – time to finish that article and submit it. I am not going to count the Spin Off articles in my count for 2008 since they were accepted for publication in 2007. Still 10 articles to write!
To get myself in professional mode, I have contacted a literary agent to see about getting representation to the publishers for my new books. What new books??? Oh, yes, the ones that I am supposed to be writing! I’d better get to it!
New Year’s Writing Goals: 10 articles and 2 books! Yikes!
Decided to get started on my goals right away. Dug into my computer files and found that I had written an article within an article on the very topic I wanted to start with – a knit-crochet-spin article on a cap and socks. Everything was there, I just had to add a bit of information, edit out what wasn’t needed, and now have to write the sock pattern – the cap pattern was already on the computer – YES! Sometimes it just takes getting started to move forward with goals.
So what are your 2008 writing goals?
Becoming a Writer:
“Read as much as you can. Keep writing and then throwing it away until one day you do something that you don’t think belongs in the bin. Stick to writing what you know about. Don’t give up.” J.K. Rowling
To Be A Writer:
“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Nietzsche was so right. Words are power and powerful words can move mountains, armies, and ideas into the world. What message do you want to send out into the universe?
What Is An Author?
“An author can be seen as three things: a storyteller, a teacher, or a magician — but the magician, the enchanter, is in the ascendant.” From Inkheart by Cornelia Funke