Yesterday I got a letter from myself. About a month ago I’d been on a writing course in the Lake District and we were asked to write down our goals for our writing and seal them in a self-addressed envelope. This envelope would then be posted a month later.
This is what I wrote to myself.
…I want you to start writing properly – and blocking in time for writing. If you’re buying an iMac you need to make the most of it.
I’d like you to start writing the following:
- a short story
- structure and initial chapter for your first novel
- poems – 2
- a song
I’d like you to have finished these tasks by 31 December 2008.
Ambitious/idealistic as always. BUT – the amazing thing is that I am already on the way to completing my goals by the deadline. I’ve bought my iMac and I’ve already structured my novel and run the plot past a couple of people I know.
Anyway, this poem ISN’T one of the two I need to write – it’s an older one I wrote in December 2004 for my small group. But I’ve revised it and really like it myself and thought you might like to read it. (Click on it if it’s too small to read comfortably)
If you like my writing, please (1) comment on it and (2) ask me whether I’m meeting these goals. I really want to improve!