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It’s almost a new year. WOW! For me, last year went by in a flurry of activity; some good, some, not so much. And now, here I sit staring at my lit up Christmas tree at 6:00 am wondering what family tragedies will play out today, Christmas eve. When those ensuing dramas unfold, I plan to go to my happy place and just sit and smile until it’s over. That is of course if I can refrain from saying something stupid myself.
So, you might ask, where is that happy place? Well, right now I am making my 2011 (that date just looks weird to me) anyway, my WRITER’S BUCKET LIST, to borrow what has become an iconic term. What’s your writer’s bucket list?
Mine looks something like this;
–Finish my novel, There Were Once Warriors
-Visit some of Seattle’s really cool coffee shops and find the perfect one where I can write (my regular one has changed)
-Submit to Literary magazines at least once every 90-days (I am very lazy about this)
-Increase the amount of paid writing gig’s by advertising my business
-Read some classic literature that I think I’ve read, but actually haven’t
-Visit as many book stores as possible and spend time there (I tend to rush)
-Plan another trip based on a writer’s life (I once went to Ireland to follow in Joyce’s footsteps)
-Dedicate myself to my new found art of timed writing (Natalie Goldberg – Writing Down to The Bones)
-Work with writer’s who know more than I do, like Jack Remick and Bob Ray
And the list goes on…..So, today, that’s where I’ll go when the trouble starts. What’s your writer’s bucket list?
Have a fabulous, drama free Christmas holiday; whatever this occasion means to you may it be peaceful and love filled. If not, then remember that it’s all material. HA! Merry Christmas.
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