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From the Editor:

Focus

By Lazette Gifford
Copyright 2009 by Lazette Gifford, All Rights Reserved


2008 was not the best year I've ever had, either in real life or in writing.  But it's over now, and it's time to move on to 2009 and look at what things I can do differently.  I don't make resolutions, but I do make plans.  I will not say (for instance) that I am going to make a major sale this year, because that isn't in my hands.  The best I can do is plan to submit material for consideration to major markets, but the acceptance is in the hands of others.  I can't make resolutions -- or plans -- for them. 

I can focus on getting the material to them, though.

That's what this year is going to be about for me: focus.  It's not that I can't finish projects.  I even enjoy editing and rewriting.  But I am a busy person, and somewhere between 'I can get this done' and 'Out the door' something else will come along that must be done right now and another thing and another... and the projects eventually make it through the edit but never go out.  I used to send out things all the time, but somewhere in my busy life, that part of the process got set aside for later.

It's way past later now.

Write.

Edit.

Submit.

I can do this.  Really.

After I get caught up on some of the other work.