It’s been years since we realized that becoming a writer is not about arriving someplace. We never stop becoming writers. We try our craft, inspiration, and imagination against those of our most admired models and masters. They would have done the same in their time.
Reflective writing, journaling, or stream of consciousness writing about a growing career may bring even greater satisfaction with our progress in writing, publishing, and other facets of a writing career.
Of course, charging ahead with planning, drafting, and revising a work in progress is basic to our enterprising spirits. However, looking back over the week is a professional habit that brings new levels of learning.
One Week at a Time
Taking a few moments once a week to set down the week’s learning, in anecdotal or even point form, goes a long way towards creating a solid platform for the next week’s work.
I hope you’ll have another brilliant week in your writing career.
Mel Anastasiou writes The Fairmount Manor Mysteries series, starring Mrs Stella Ryman, The Hertfordshire Pub Mysteries series, starring Spencer Stevens, and is Acquisitions Editor with Pulp Literature Press.
If you enjoy reading Mel Anastasiou’s writing tips, why not try her pocket-sized writing guide, The Writer’s Boon Companion: Thirty Days Towards an Extraordinary Volume.
The Writer’s Boon Companion is a quiet, thoughtful chap. Boon offers daily hints and exercises to support your narrative along its road to completion. You’ll also find generous servings of motivation and philosophy to help you forge ahead over 30 days of drafting towards a completed novel or novella.
The thirty days may be profitably spread out over a longer writing period. The author using this reflective journal may wish to draft between the pages; that is, for every day in the book, drafting 2,000 to 3,000 words to a cogent outline will get you your novella or short novel in short order. For briefer or longer works, multiply or divide as wisdom dictates.