I feel like real life has hit again, after several years of things not being real. Like, stay at home momming is GREAT. I love it a lot. But it’s hard to stay at home mom while getting a Master’s degree and supporting a husband who is getting a Master’s degree (and working full time). It kind of ate our life. And now that we’re out of school and in careers and stuff, life is feeling a little more real.
Which is to say that I’ve been thinking a lot about the writing. I’ve managed to shoehorn days in every once in a while, but I haven’t had a regular writing practice in over three years. Not to mention, I really miss it. I want a regular writing practice again. I want books I wrote and introspection and words upon words that all mean something grand. The question is… what does that look like in a new reality? I still have a lot of obligations. I still have a child who needs things, and a husband who is working two jobs.
I’m not sure, but I have some ideas. I usually do a post around the new year with goals for myself, so I want to set up a few right now to stand in for my yearly goals. Because let’s be honest, I need an experiment. Will my usual 20 days of each month for writing work anymore? No idea. Can I manage a blog post a week? Also unknown. What about longer form writing like this novel I’ve been trying to get through for two years now? Your guess is as good as mine.
Here’s what I’m proposing:
- I will “be a writer” 20 days out of each month. That includes posting to writerly social media accounts, drafting, submitting, and configuring books or other writings, or anything else that helps advance that career (you know, in addition to actually… writing).
- I will post at least one blog a week.
- I will participate in (and try to win) NaNoWriMo.
So hopefully that means I’ll be on here a bit more, and we’ll do a recap in January to see how I did on these goals. See you soon!