We have been friends for what seems like forever and been struggling with our writing as well. So to start 2012 off with a bang, we have decided to blog on the Slice of Orange. What better place to get our mojo working. We decided to do a conversational blog between the two of us exchanging our thoughts and ideas about our writing.
Jann: Hi, Happy New Year. Yada, yada…been thinking about blogging again. What do you think about blogging together? I remember when we were doing it as a group several years ago?
Barb: Yes, I remember. I also had a Pro blog and my own blog for a while. But I stopped writing them, as it seems I do regularly with my creative writing. I plunge in, all excited about a new story, write feverishly, then more slowly, then I hit the skids. How can I make this year different?
Jann: I know what you mean. One problem I have is getting sidetracked with other obligations. Remember when we use to meet once or twice a month for critique group? We were actually getting pages out, why don’t we try committing to – oops backup and remove “try”, let’s commit to meeting twice a month to write for 2 hours or critique. If we critique, let’s set a page minimum – doesn’t’ matter if the pages are good, bad or ugly.
Barb: The goal is ACCOUNTABILITY!
Jann: Hey, what about taking Kitty’s Online Class for January. Going the Distance: Goal Setting and Time Management for the Writer?? Sounds like we could use it.
Barb: Setting goals, supporting each other – sounds like a plan, Jann! And hey, I think we just did our first blog! Blogging is writing, so we actually wrote something. I like this already.