Friday, September 2, 2011
My September Goals
My Crit Partner, Kim Koning, in her interview on my blog mentioned that she writes 3 foolscap Morning Pages with pen and paper every day. She was inspired to do this through reading “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Julia advises one to write, longhand, 3 foolscap pages of streamlined consciousness which basically means whatever is in your brain.
I made this one of my September goals. I started it yesterday (September 1st). Unfortunately, with my schedule, for many days of the week I will be writing those 3 foolscap sheets late at night). I wrote the first 3 pages last night and I restricted it to the Magic Spirit series I am planning. I plan to do this exercise for the entire month. If nothing else, I will have 90 foolscap sheets full of ideas at the end of the month.
It was an interesting exercise. My brain threw up many possibilities for the entire series. Plenty of scenes (though at this stage they are quite blurred) emerged. As did few small characters. I hope that while reading the previous day’s 3 sheets, my creative juices will kickstart in a big way. This exercise has got me pretty excited.
Hopefully, I will plot out the Middle Grade Paranormal Series I have planned from a long time, this month. I would also like to finish the major rewrites of the first book of the series by the end of the month.
There are atleast four books on my tall TBR pile that I want to read this month. These books have been gathering plenty of cobwebs. So I feel its time to tackle them. The books are:
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
The Last Judgement by Iain Pears
A Girl and a River by Usha K.R
What are your September goals? Please share them with us. We hope we can motivate you in some way into achieving them.