I kept telling myself that I didn’t want to make any resolutions–I don’t really celebrate secular New Year’s Eve. But something that happened that made me reconsider.
I’ve been struggling to write short fiction lately. I’ve been knee-deep in some big fiction projects, long-term, book-length projects, and my editing business has grown. I’m writing two (non-fiction) columns a month. But there are all sorts of itty-bittier bits that I’d like to get out, and which I think would be publishable. Yet, they aren’t getting done.
Also, when I sit down to write the columns, I feel like I start waaaaay too close to when they are due, which is a big stressor.
My resolution: write one page daily.
It’s not really a new habit. I used to do it all the time. It wasn’t really a journal–half the time, I was writing fiction, or a poem. But it left me a well of “assignment starters” to pick through when due dates loomed ahead.
I published a piece today in The Wisdom Daily, (click to read it). And are you looking for a great Jewish novel to read? I’ve read two recently you might want to check out: The Key of Rain and Passport Control. (Click their names, and you’ll reach each of my reviews.) My latest, Adina At Her Best, is due out any day, but I’m not really getting excited until I have a copy in my hand. 😉