2013. I haven’t seen any others on here about it, so I’m going to jump in. You know, I’ve never worried very much about what my future held, always been satisfied to live in the moment and be happy with what I have. Sure I could really enjoy a nicer car, but the one I have works fine and gets me where I need to go (my mother would step in here and speak about people with lack of motivation and zero ambition but I digress – or I guess she would…lol).
After trying and completing NaNoWriMo for the first time (without cheating at all – I was afraid I would) I’m suddenly left with a novel. Yes, a novel (I’m still trying to convince myself). I’ve been writing feature articles for The Valdosta Magazine for 3 years now. I wrote a lot of poetry when I was young, and published some bit of it back then. Those roots call out to me often. What if, this year, I decided to publish something in addition to a magazine article? Like, some poetry somewhere, or a short story?
I entered a few contests last year, and didn’t even get rejection letters (expected). I did get a couple of form emails, so there was at least some response in a few cases (appreciated). It was like sending out little tips of my fingers and waiting for someone to chop them off (they did). Courage or insanity one, compels me to try again.
Let us all resolve to make 2013 “The Year of our Publication.” Let’s all commit ourselves (those that want to of course) to getting one thing published this year, be it a poem, article, short story, novel, script or even a jingle or an advertisement! Hey, if December 31st rolls around and you haven’t published yet we’ll even take a want ad! If it’s in print somewhere we’ll count it! Every single one of us. Let’s support the hell out of each other, pump our fists, kick each other in the behind when it’s needed, encourage one another when we can and:
Let’s get published!