This is Day 15 of the 15 Habits of Great Writers Challenge. Challenge Complete!
So, this is a belated post for sure, but whatever. The fact that I finally have accomplished this is encouraging. I’ve always wanted to participate in a writing/reading challenge, but have never had the guts to. And I’ve always been late to the game, as I was with this challenge. But I’m so glad I finally stepped back and took a breath, and told myself, “Who cares if you’re late? Or don’t know what you’re doing? Just jump in and do it. You’ll be sorry if you don’t.” So I did. I’m so glad.
The challenge for today is to find a way to serve others. I’ve thought about this, and although I feel that I’m going to thoroughly accomplish this goal in the upcoming year, I’m going to try and accomplish it another way, too.
I’ve been hired as a Writing Consultant at the KU Writing Center for the upcoming year. I’ve wanted to work there since I was a freshman on campus and saw it for the first time. The thought of helping others improve their writing (which coincides with helping me learn how to effectively edit!) was so incredibly tempting. And I took the course and interviewed, and got the job! Goal accomplished. 🙂 So I’ll spend the next year serving others by providing a mentor and friend they can turn to in times of struggle with their writing. I’m hoping that I can help people academically, but also in the development of their writing style. I want to help develop writers, as any editor should.
I’m hoping to develop my writing, as well.
I would also like to serve others by promoting publishing opportunities. It can be so overwhelming to really dive into the field and search for an opportunity, and it can be very discouraging when you aren’t successful after searching forever. Hopefully, I can help with that somehow. I don’t know how, but I’m hoping to increase my online process by posting writing tips, linking to other blogs, and finding opportunities to become involved in the writing scene.
It’s going to happen. I’ll be successful. I’m going to start working on a children’s short novel manuscript, and hope to send out query letters by next fall. I’m trying to give myself plenty of time to get writing and planning and editing, so I don’t end up missing my deadline and feeling awful. But it wil al turn out okay. I know it will. It will.
Happy writing, everyone. I hope your week is splendid and full of inspiration.