Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year!

Well, it's a new year. I have to say, I'm in good spirits. I think I'm at a point where I'm settled with my writing and with my life. It's always a juggle but I've come to a point of accepting things and dealing with them.

Writing seems to have taken on new meaning for me. It's about strengthening. That's my focus. My focus is not on validation or racing to publishing. It's about honing those skills. So this year is all about becoming a better writer. I have plenty of material to work on so whipping them into better shape is what I'm going to do.

What I'm going to do with this blog, I'm not sure. I've focused on many things from teaching what I learned to promoting others to life and feelings of a struggling writer. I'm not sure what to put on here. For a while, I felt as if I was repeating myself. I did enjoy the community I once belonged but many of them have left or are busy. So what to do next? Not sure. I don't call myself an expert and I still need to own the title as writer. It's something I struggle to call myself. It's a lack of confidence/imposter feeling. I don't even know when one can call themselves an author.

So here are a couple of questions for you.

1. What are your goals for this year?

2. What is the blog world missing? What would you like to see?

3. In your eyes, what is the difference between an author and a writer? To me it's if you are published or not, but I could be wrong in that line of thinking.

I'm hoping to start doing something here again, I'm just not sure what yet.

Happy New Year!

Have a great day!!


  1. Hey Christine!
    I'm still here.
    The blog world is just missing real people. You do that already so well.
    That's how I view the difference between and author and a writer.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Sorry I just saw this. I've always thought of an author as someone who is published and a writer as someone who writes. And yeah, lots of bloggers I know have disappeared from the blogging world. I suspect blogs that continue to thrive are the ones that adapt to the short-attention-span-world we now live in. My goals for 2016 are to revise, revise, revise. Oh, and then revise some more. Also to try something different, try stepping outside of my writing comfort zone. But I'm still holding off on querying again until I feel more sure of myself.