I fizzled in Round Two after April. I am not sure what was up with me except perhaps a combination of things, but I just wasn’t feeling it so I tried to post some in May and then in June… threw up my hands in silence and since nobody noticed I figured, what the hell. I’ll just start again in July.
Now, I am feeling more up to it, even with the inevitable Summer Crush as an active part of my life which is why I will be setting my goals accordingly.
Blog/Poetry/Misc Writing Challenges
I have found I excel when I have writing challenges to inspire me. I love community… and usually with challenges come community. I want to know I am read, I want to know my words are valued… so I participate and mix and mingle. Right now I have two challenges in July/til the end of Summer.
In July I am working on the Ultimate Blog Challenge. My goal there is specifically to build my Writing Camp and Creativity Coaching business via my casual style of Life Writing and Storytelling. I won’t be doing the hupey writing I abhor, I will be writing as me in my voice and from that, seeing who wants to play along.
Until August, I am writing the Summer Blog Challenge which is a thematic challenge. Each day we get a topic and we write it. My primary function there is meeting new people and “warming up” to my other “real” writing every day.
I have been investigating different publishing options. As a former employee of one of the “big guys” I know I don’t want a “big guy” I would rather start my own company via one of the new publishing outfits out there. My father had a publishing company when I was a kid. It was a textbook company and eventually fizzled out. I like to think I am going to build the next Hay House (a la Louise Hay) and you just never know. I do know I have enough writing to fill several books and the time is now. I would like to get something together and ready to go by the end of this 80 days. One foot in front of the other, right?
Talking about it here will keep me forward moving and honest.
I will continue to visit as many ROWers as possible, comment on their blogs, and tweet (go #teamsprinty) as much as possible. I will also continue with my WEDS Row check ins focusing on BEING a writer and the SUNDAY Row Check Ins the “Nitty Gritty Here’s Where I am with my Goals” check in. I found this kept my blog posts more interesting and added value to my fellow ROWers, which I always hope to do. My minimum goal for commenting on blogs is 3 per day. Wish I was as good as some of you out there… but know I will do my best and am wishing you lots of word-love even if I am silent with your particular blog… its just that I didn’t happen to get to you on my list. If you do comment me I will comment you in return.
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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