This is the year I want to reconnect with the love I had for writing. But not only that. I want to take a few leaps forward to improve my craft in order to get the hell out of this sinking ship of mediocrity. I want to start making progress. Progress. That's the goal I want for myself this year. I want (crave) progress.
This is where I'd like to highlight SA Larsen's Writer's Rebel Creed. The WRC is a way to encourage writers, improve their craft, encourage accountability, and help each other stay focused with respect to writing. I'm going to do my best with the pledge, but there are certain things I know I'll struggle with. *cough-accepting flaws, *cough cough-trust gut. Ahem.
Anyway, if you don't know SA Larsen, you should definitely check out her blog, she writes YA and MG. She's involved in the writing community, is frendly, and a great supporter of writers and the craft in general. And, she doesn't bite. That's always a plus in my book. :)
The other project I wanted to highlight is something I came across on FB (thank you Sam!). Over at The Great Discontent, you can join Elle Luna: 100-Day Project. It's basically choosing an action (writing, painting, dancing, taking pictures...etc) and repeating it over the course of 100 days (April 6th - July 14th). It's about showing up for 100 days, being disciplined, going through the process, and being creative. I know it overlaps with A-Z and a lot of you folks are doing that, but if you're looking for something a little different, then this is definitely something to check out.
I wish everyone a great year of writing. For me, it starts TODAY!