So far 2018 has been a series of challenges. Some have been invigorating, such as getting back into the university classroom and teaching a course in business writing. Others have been butt-kicking, such as moving three rooms of furniture into one while we get new carpets installed throughout the house.
Throughout it all, I’m doing my best to maintain a sense of humor, revel in the discomfort of it (it’s a learning experience, dammit!), and keep writing.
I’ve been reflecting on what I want The Writer’s Habit blog to be moving forward, and seeking feedback from others. One of the things I keep coming back to is playing to my strengths.
I’m a writer. I’m also a teacher.
Even when I’m not in a classroom with whiteboards and overhead projectors, I share what I know with others. I learn, and then I teach. I make mistakes, and then I teach. I finally get it right, and then I teach. In fact, I wrote The Writer’s Habit book for those readers who wrote to me and said they wished they could take a class with me.
I wanted this blog to be the same. Still do.
So I’m going to try to be more focused in achieving that goal.
For starters, I wrote a new Welcome post.
Second, beginning in February I aim to schedule specific subjects/topics in conjunction with the “Habit” components:
- First Wednesday of the month: Knowledge
- Second Wednesday of the month: Skill
- Third Wednesday of the month: Desire
- Fourth Wednesday of the month: Marketing and Promotion
I’ll do my best to remain consistent.
Is there a specific subject or topic you’d like me to address?
Please let me know in the comments, or contact me.
I hope you’ll like the new focus.