Sunday, December 19, 2010

Focus in 2011

As a writer, I found my success in publication benefited from my project management skills - establish acheivable goals, define the tasks, set a timeline and frequent status checks. I've strayed from it because my real job (and real world) has been extremely time consuming. I spend the whole day on a laptop, iPhone and Blackberry. Therefore, at night I used a poetry journal beside my bed to scribble and unwind.

My first task is to get my product togehter. So, recently, I've been transcribing my poetry into my main document. It's insane that I have over 200 poems and 100 pages. Not everything is super, but I'm quite pleased with most of it.

And, these poems don't deserve to sit in a Word doc. They need to be shared. Therefore, my goal for next year is to get out my work to as many outlets as possible. And, I need to take it a step further and get the a poetry book published. I've got lots of stories to tell and lots of different creative ventures in mind.

My mantra at work is "one bite at a time." I'm applying it to writing - one poem at a time.