Hello 2018

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Dearest Reader,

It’s a new year and time for new things! For me it’s this blog. While hosted on what I’m calling my author platform, I hope this blog will be a place for me to reflect about my writing process, reading, and general journey through the writing world.

I would like to share with you stories and experiences I’ve encountered since I started *seriously* writing in 2012, as well as some of the tips I’ve picked up along the way. I want to start conversations with other readers and writers, both seasoned and newcomers, to learn more about techniques and processes while I hone my craft. I want to share the things that inspire me and the projects I’m working on.

Perhaps most importantly, I want to get to know you, dearest reader, and I’m hoping I can do that here.

I’m trying to be realistic here. Some of my posts will be messy (I’m a creative messy person) Some will have mistakes (Probably more than some). Some of them I will think are gold (even if they are not). Nonetheless, all of my posts will be a little piece of me shared just for you, dearest reader.

That all being said, and as is the nature of the new year, here are five writerly things I want to do in 2018:

1.Consistently update this digital home with weekly posts

  • I want to share with you varying types of posts ranging anywhere from my stories, to my writing, to tips and tricks, to strong opinion pieces, and anything in between.

2.Write a variety of short pieces

  • As you will learn, I love dabbling in genres and styles. And after writing a slew of novels over the past five years, I’m ready for shorter projects to tighten up my prose and really make each of my words count.

3.Start working on a long-term novel project

  • As a NaNoWriMo advocate, it hurts me to think that I may benefit from taking more than a month to write my next, as of yet, unplanned novel, but that’s what I’m going to do.

4.Edit and query my series of children’s books

  • It’s a shorter project that will hopefully help prepare me for querying my novels in the future. Plus, my protagonist, Issac Normal, longs for another adventure.

5.Rediscover my lost joy of writing

  • A story will come out of this I’m sure (so stay tuned for the juicy details), but sometime in November 2017, I lost the spark, the excitement, the joy that I normally get while writing. And my passion for writing became the thing I vowed it never would: a chore. I’m on a mission to find my lost joy of writing and rekindle its flame.

 

I hope you will join me on this journey!

Do you have any writerly (or non-writerly) resolutions for 2018?

Want to keep updated on my goings on? Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

 

Chiante G

Photo courtesy of @canon_photographyshots

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