I don’t make resolutions. To me it’s stupid, I mean you’re either going to do something or you don’t. Who cares if you start January 1st or June 1st. Exactly! Who cares besides you. I read somewhere this past year about making a mission statement it sounds like a good idea. I’m a writer, I may not be published in some known venue but none the less I am a writer.
If the person who wrote about personal mission statements read this let me know I will give you credit and link back to you.
I think I should have a mission statement. So I’ve been thinking.
When I was young, raising children and working nine to five, sometimes another four hours in the evening and sixteen more on weekends I wrote all the time. Somehow or another I always found time and energy to devote to my craft. I wrote inside match books, napkins even on newspapers. I spent my time dreaming of when I will be able to spend all my time writing.
Now that I have the time, I don’t have the concentration or the drive I had when I was younger. When I was younger I was confidant in my talent, my imagination even surprised me. I often feel that my talent isn’t adequate enough and I’m wasting my time. It’s something I love so I’m really not wasting my time.
I don’t know what has me in this idle gear. Maybe I lived and saw too much of life. My world was filled with hurt, disappointment and regret that I seem to lack the imagination to create a fiction world when my own life was so colorful. However all that I have experienced spills out in my poetry.
I haven’t been focused in my fiction world. My novel is good, not great. I believe it can be great if I feed myself the confidence I need to bite into the story, devour it then regurgitate a best seller. So I am making an affirmation to complete my novel by any means this coming year.
My Mission Statement
I will stay focus on completing my novel.
I will put writing ahead of everything except God and family.
Writing will be my priority.
I will continue to tweak my craft.
I will not be distracted.
I will not be concerned with what anyone thinks of my work.
I will write for myself.