In my favorite poem by Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay, he reminds us that like the seasons of nature, life is one season melting into another, and quickly fading away. This is my attempt to document each season in my life and my family.

My Year of Writing

Filed under: Writing — Rachel at 11:34 pm on Monday, January 2, 2012

Last year could reasonably be called my year of reading. I read seventy-two books last year. I obviously didn’t reach the goal that I set for myself, but the goal was more of a motivational tool than a point I actually needed to reach. I read a lot of books and I learned a lot of stuff. I think that means I reached my real goal.

But that was last year.

This year, is going to be my year of writing. I write. It’s what I do. It’s what I’ve always done. From the time I was around nine years old, I was writing poetry, stories, essays, and regular journal entries. I’ve never stopped. I want to be a published writer. I want to get better and better at it until I reach the point where people are happy to pay money to read what I write. I know it’s a lofty idea, but I like it.

So that is what I’m going to focus on this year. I’m not going back to school before this fall. I really need a break. Time to just chill out and focus on getting myself together. To me, that seems like the perfect time to give serious writing a shot. I don’t know what form this year’s writing will take. I’m always writing poetry, and just last night I wrote a short story. I think that I’m also going to try my hand at writing a novel. And, of course, I will continue blogging, however, I hope to do it on a much more frequent basis with more personal themes than just book reviews.

I’m excited, and I’d love to know what you think about it. Leave me a comment and give me some blogger motivation. Just let me know your’e here.

Also, in honor of all this reading and writing going on, I’m going to have a little giveaway here at my blog. I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow. So, stay tuned!

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