Kait’s opening post for the Round was exactly the kick in the pants I needed. I have been hanging around the edges, lurking, staring longingly at the high dive for several years now. I have to stop. I have to accept that I will never know whether I will fail or not, unless I try. After all, failure is not the worst thing. Not trying is far worse.
This summer, the day job (dreaded tenure) will begin to ramp up for about a year, so I have tried to scale my goals accordingly.
1. I have to write a non-fiction, scholarly, article this summer. It has to be accepted for publication by the end of Round Four, so I am dedicating a 1/2 hour everyday to it.
2. I want to get back to my fiction, if only on a small scale. I have a series of small pieces planned. I will write at least five sentences everyday on my fiction.
3. My blogs are a moribund, disorganized, mess. I will spend 1/2 hour everyday on one or more of the blogs.
Short, sweet, and measurable. I lift my glass to everyone here.