Before we look at what the year 2020 holds for us as writers, let's take a look at what it is from a numerological standpoint. It is a number four year (2+0+2+0=4), a foundation year. It is a year of effort, determination, and change, a year of reassessing who we are, and what we believe. It is a year of action, but also a very practical year. It is a time to reasses our goals, and to focus on long term goals. It is a year of "putting in the work", of living our beliefs and values. The structure of our world, and our lives, will change, and we need to be willing to change with it.
With this information as a backdrop, let's take a look at what a number four year means to us as writers. We are looking at the foundation of our writing, and at our personal foundation - our values and beliefs. This is a year in which we have to take a "leadership" role in our writing. We have to make conscious decisions on what we want to write, and where we want to go with it. We need to let go of second guessing ourselves. It is time to look at where we want to be financially, and personally, and what is the best path to getting there.
What are some of the things that we can do to help ourselves take charge of our writing?
- Define what areas we want to write in.
- Define our audience.
- Walk away from "trending topics", and write what we want to write. Our audience will be there.
- Allow our work to flow. (My characters tend to write the story themselves!)
- Consciously paint a picture with your words.
- Write consistently.
- Look at the best ways to edit our work - which include outside editing.
Wishing you all much success with your writing in 2020!
(c) January 2020 Bonnie Cehovet
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