>> Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I always wanted to see what Castle was about but I don't have cable or some fancy dish so I never tuned in. I do have Netflix and finally remembered to put it on my list. Most nights my hubby and I watch an episode of something we get from Netflix before he goes to work and I go to bed. I know it is kind of a lame date but we enjoy it and we get to cuddle up next to each other most every night watching some exciting show.
I really enjoyed the show and so did my hubby who watched another episode with me this morning before he went to bed and I started my day. The thing is it really got to me because I have always wanted to be a writer. I went to school to be a social worker. Why? Because I chose a profession from the list of needed professionals for the area I got help paying for some of my college education. Once I started the program there were many things I liked and I stuck with it until graduation. I still want to work in the field I am going to a grant writing seminar this month to expand my writing and social work knowledge base.
I also want to start working on a short story or maybe get so crazy as to try my hand at novel writing. I am not looking to have a novel out next year but I am looking to set up small goals and keep them. I am going to have to spend some time at the library and work on learning how to write fiction. I have had a few college courses but I could use a lot more instruction. If I want to write I need to learn more and write more. I am always very critical of the fiction I write so I never get very far. So for this month I am going to set some times for just writing. I am going to type as many ideas as I can think of into one chaotic document and then review it in April. Then I can see if i have anything I feel like I can work with.
Lessons learned from Castle this week are everything is a story. My first writing exercise will be to create a fictional story based on something I picked up with my interactions with people or my lack of interaction as I am home most of the time.
Writing goals for March
- Find a story in my daily life
- Write any and all ideas with no editing
- Schedule time for writing
- Go to the library and get books about fiction, grant, and article writing
- Go to grant workshop
- Brush up on punctuation and other grammar basics