You might be working full-time at a job you hate, coming home to take care of your family and attempting to squeeze in some writing time whenever you can. In other words, you barely make a dent.
For others the challenge is a messy life. Everything is out of order, you can never find anything you need, you forget appointments and you don’t know which end is up. Who can function in chaos?
Maybe the challenge is a lack of confidence. You write and then pick it apart, mumbling to yourself, “This is stupid.” The delete and backspace button is used so much on your computer, it is starting to wear away.
It could be that your challenge is thinking too highly of yourself. There are some writers who won’t join or can’t stay in a critique group because well…they don’t want to be critiqued. What they wrote is just fine and you aren’t changing a thing. And who does that editor think he is, anyway?
Another challenge could be that you are stuck in a rut. You are cranking out the same stuff day after day. Maybe you even have a job in writing but it’s not the stuff you are passionate about.
With the end of December looming, it’s time to start thinking about the challenges you have faced this past year. Perhaps they are the same ones you deal with every single year. Are you ready for a change?
These are the issues I really want to tackle as we venture into 2013. It’s time to address those challenges head-on. I’m ready…what about you?
© 2012, Stephanie Romero