Perfecting My Craft
“And one day the girl with the books became the woman writing them.”
I blogged previously about how, as a child, I always read books and how that fueled my passion for writing. I often had a book with me. I still have a lot of books in my childhood bedroom. Even now, I still read quite a bit. According to Kindle, I read 85 books last year. (My goal for this year is 100 books). So in between writing, I still read a lot.
I had my yearly goal setting session last week. It was eye-opening, to say the least. It was exciting to create a list of things I want to accomplish in 2021. I discovered that my goals for 2021 would be a challenge, but if it wasn’t a challenge, would it be worth it? (The 2020 session is how KOM writes was born). I can say that I not only met but surpassed my writing goals in 2020.
With two books. (Hart Signed, Sealed, Delivered, and Hang All The Mistletoe)
Five unique book boxes (Hart Box, Mini Hart Box, Sweets Box, Savory Box, and Big Box of Spice)
1 Gratitude Journal
1 Monthly Planner
And oh, the book boxes...that’s another blog post in itself.
Book boxes bring me joy. That is because they combine my love of crafting with writing. I love creating the book boxes as a personal extension of the stories that I write. So, in the meantime, they will continue with the release of each book. And I have to admit that I am proud of my accomplishments, but it also fuels a passion for more. How can I take it to another level in 2021? ( I am working on that).
What I have figured out is that I strive to be a better storyteller. As I write my version of #BlackLove and #Romance I want to improve the process. I am still learning a lot about the publishing process, but I am attempting to perfect my craft. I want to be known as a good storyteller that evokes emotions from my readers.
Part of my legacy will include leaving behind having a passion for writing and telling a good story. I was on the phone with one of my OMGs recently, and she said you “always have a story to tell.”
“I said, yeah. I am a writer.”
Maybe one day, one of my stories can make it to Netflix or Lifetime. (Wishful thinking)
As I work to finish my third book, I keep my goals in the forefront of my mind as I work to accomplish them.
In the meantime, I’m perfecting my craft.