Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This and That

Hard to believe another year is upon us and a month of it already gone. The older I get, the faster the days and weeks fly by. Last month I wrote about setting goals. Where are you with the goals you set?

One of my goals is to do more research and come up with more story ideas for both contemporary and historical novels. Research is fun and leads me into areas where I’ve never been before. I wrote about that in my last post and the interesting things I discovered along the way.

Another goal is to manage my writing time better along with my other duties and responsibilities. As a SOTP writer, very little planning goes into the story at the beginning. So, sometimes my writing time isn't as productive as it could be. Looks that will be a goal to work on all year. One manuscript did get finished and sent in on time, but the writing is always down to the wire.

It's such a pleasure to be on this blog with some great writers. Maybe all your genres don't appeal to me, but your blogs do reveal something about you and your writing. We are different with various backgrounds and experiences, but we all write for the same purpose. We see things from many points of view and express our differences in the way we write and the subjects of our writing. We are on the same journey even though our expectations of that journey may not be the same.

I don't know about you, but I'm having fun on my journey, and I pray you are as well.




Brandi Boddie said...

My goals are also to manage my writing time and to think of more stories. It's a joy to share this blogging/writing journey with you, Martha.

Jillian Kent said...

These days and weeks are flying by way too fast. I know of what you speak, Martha. :)

I'm working on a new proposal and having a hard time letting go of the characters in my recent series. Last night I got an e-mail from a reader saying she couldn't believe there wasn't going to be anymore books about this particular family. I felt the same way. :) I think I'll see if I can write some short stories and maybe a novella to download from my blog for a small fee or for free.


Martha W. Rogers said...

Thank you, Brandi. I hope you find your journey exciting as you move along the road.

Jill, I had so many comments about the Muldoon/Monroe/Reed families in my last series that I'm planning a contemporary that links back to those families. The hero and heroine are descendants of the Monroe and Reed families. This new H&H are lawyers just like their ancestors.

We'll see if it works.:)