“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.”
-Orson Scott Card

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Well, everyone, I am now a resident of Florida! Spent Christmas and New Year’s Day with my family and left them and my friends behind in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Loving it here! And I’m settled in decently. My apartment community is great, my neighbors are friendly, staff is wonderful. Makes it a pleasure to come home from work everyday.

Ah, yes! I am working. While not working the entire month of January was awesome, I started a part-time job in the beginning of February. And it turned into full-time employment in just a few weeks. I have a great church as well, so things are goooood.

Moving on, let me discuss the topic more in line with the subject of this blog…

Even though I was free from work the entire month of January (ya know, work that offered compensation, not the work that included unpacking and buying stuff for my apartment) I hardly wrote any fiction. I may have written a few lines, but clearly nothing substantial enough for me to even remember, lol. But I’m turning that around. I made a public announcement (AKA a status update) on my Facebook saying I would have a new story completed each month in 2012 (from March-December) and told people to hold me to that word.

By “completed” I mean written, polished, critiqued, and revised/rewritten all in one month. So by the end of 2012, I will have 10 brand new stories!!!

How am I doing so far? Well, the story for the month of March was completed…Barely. Haha. I found myself up at 11pm on March 31 finishing up the revisions. And I did finish them, so March was a success! But I don’t want to cut it that close anymore.

The story for April just finished being critiqued, so I just have to revise it with the suggestions I believe better the story. So I’m actually ahead of the game now. I already started writing a brand new story for May.

This new discipline will be one of the things that’ll keep me busy throughout the year, and I welcome it with open arms. It’s time to soar!

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