Welcome all you blog hoppers from She Writes. I have visited a number of your sites already and like all of them. I am thankful to She Writes for hosting this thing and Meg for getting the ball rolling. It is exciting to see other writers and get their tips.
Here is my recently formulated Mission Statement for my writing:
To provide to middle-grade and YA readers a balanced reading palette. While they may be reading vampire books and the like, I also want them to see God’s side and to have a fuller, more well-balanced vision of what is out there, so they can make informed choices in their lives.
And while we are on the subject of Mission Statements, that is what my tip is all about.
Until recently I only had a vague idea about what I wanted to accomplish with my writing. Then I sat down with a writing buddy of mine and we brainstormed and focused what I was doing. As we were going through the process, like a bolt of lightning it came to me (I often need bolts of lightning or bats upside the head to wake me up to what has been in front of me all along.) Anyway in the process of recovery the word mission statement came to me along with what I was called to do. Other ideas, like freelance writing that I had been kicking around were extraneous and did not contribute to that mission. Out of this little brainstorming session, came the development of a loose calendar for things to occur, focus to make them happen and motivation to jettison the things that were interfering with the aforementioned mission. Since then I have felt a sense of calm and purpose, even when my beloved computer decided to take a hiatus, I was able to calmly find another for the duration of her vacation and keep moving forward with my work. I won’t try and tell you it’s been easy, switching from a pc to a mac has been a challenge, convincing my husband that someday if I stayed the course I would make some money have been small bumps, but with my new sense of purpose I have been able to navigate through them.
So I guess my tip is, figure out what you want to write and why you want to write it then focus on writing it. God will see to your rewards when you follow his path. So enjoy the journey and I hope to see more of you now that I figured out how to post on my blog on this mac. By the time I figure everything out hopefully my pc will be back and better than ever.
God Bless and see you in the blogs,