Determined. That is the word for the day. I am determined.
Determined to start blogging on a regular basis. Determined to keep a schedule. Determined to be interesting (that may be overreaching).
Determined to stay caught up on all the things I have to do. No. Determined to get ahead on all the things I have to do.
I’m on winter break right now, in between my first and second semester as a grad student. I’m getting my MS in Publishing. Just don’t ask what I’m going to do with it. I don’t know yet. But like the BAs in Public Relations and Journalism, I’m sure it will come in handy. So will my new-found determination to do more organization and less juggling in 2013.
On the writing front, I am determined to edit the two books that are almost ready for submission. Finish the book that isn’t, and spend a lot more time on my writing career this year, and a little less on everyone else’s. That’s kind of hard because I’m also a book editor and a video/trailer producer, but the determination is there.
I’m determined to get ahead at work. As a freelance writer, I pretty much know what my assignments are every month for the next twelve months. I am determined to work ahead so I don’t have that frantic last minute rush to find a source, interview, photo, and write a story. I am determined to make what is now the rare joy I have of meeting a deadline way in advance to be the norm.
So, as I take this first step onto this path of determination, I hope you’ll go with me to see where it goes.