Vision: A Resource for Writers
A Note from Zette
The entire year (and,
yes, I do write every single day) is filled with new adventures and new
characters...and new problems. There are always challenges in writing, like how to shore up
that plot hole you missed that the Deathstar could get lost in, or trying to
turn a whiny little bimbo into someone you don't want to smack in the back of
the head every time you have to write her scenes.
Or the problems of maintaining a sense of humor for the funny books, and
loosing it when you really really want to do something serious.
Remembering to write
full sentences is nice, too (see sentence above).
But every day for more than a decade, I have sat down and faced these
problems, as well as a plethora of their little cousins, come to plague me.
I make it through, and find myself on New Year's Eve tidying up the last
of my year's work and preparing for the next year.
At the end of the year
I always make certain that all my writing projects are completed before the end
of December 31st. New Year's day is a clean slate for me. In that moment after midnight I have the possibility of doing
anything. All the plots, characters
and words in the world are waiting for me to just start typing.
This isn't so much
about setting goals, as making certain I don't get bogged down and complacent in
my work. Every year I have a
definite break point to look forward to -- that moment in time when all the
possibilities for new material are free to leap up and down until one of them
gets my full attention.
It usually doesn't
take one of them long to get my fingers moving.
I love writing. I
hope that you find half as much joy in it as I do, and that your year is filled
with the same writing fun that I know I will have.
Now go write something.