Thursday, January 5th, 2012
It’s been a good year for the Brain Trust, a group of writers I meet with in person. We chat, brainstorm, commiserate, and egg each other on. We pick apart story structure of movies we’ve seen instead of rating them; I can admit in this crowd that I read eleven True Blood books in twenty days even though I profess no interest in paranormal stories. But we got a lot of writing done, tried some new things, got things submitted and accepted, and had a couple of NaNo winners.
This week the activity has been thinking concretely about goals for the year. We e-mail our list to the group and cheerlead. I like reading what the others are cooking up and how their year ebbs and flows—kids at home and university campus neighbor, I know that really the new year starts in August (you even get new supplies), but I’m willing to play along with the January people. (more…)