Today is the first of February. As I look back over my calendar to see my progress in writing I find I have taken more days off, than I’ve been productive.

There is a part of me that is saddened to see such a thing as it is reminiscent of the way I’ve spent the last five years of my writing career. I let life take its toll on me, and put my goals and dreams second to everyone else’s.

Now that I have reconnected with my own wishes I have vowed to be far more productive. That means as a blogger on here as well as in my writing. Though I did not reach my goal by the end of January, I do take pride in the fact that I have taken steps to reach toward it.

Each day I get closer, and I hope by the end of this month to fill my calendar with more writing days than non. I also have the goal to finish the first draft of my current horror novel that I am working on.

While I did not get anything solid written yesterday I did come up with the tagline for the novel, and have sorted out a hiccup that had threatened to send me off my plot track. I know there will be a far amount of going back for editing once it is finished, but my goal is to finish the first draft in the next two weeks, plot the next project, and spend the last of the month starting that project.

As I do not work on the weekends for the most part I know that limits the time frame I have to work. I also know what I’m capable of with tighter deadlines. So here is to typing my fingers to the bone, and reaching for my dreams. No more treating my wants as an after thought.

If I treat my writing with the seriousness that it deserves, others will as well. Remember, you get out of life what you put into it, so fight for what you want.

L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) my valiant readers.